Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ROGERS, Edith Nourse (1881-1960)

ROGERS, EDITH NOURSE, (wife of John Jacob Rogers), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Saco, York County, Maine, March 19, 1881; graduated from the Rogers Hall School, Lowell, Mass.; graduated from Madame Julien's School, Paris, France; volunteered, American Red Cross, 1917-1922; Presidential inspector of veterans' hospitals, 1922-1923; president, board of trustees, Rogers Hall School, Lowell, Mass.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United States Representative John Jacob Rogers; reelected to the Seventieth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses (June 30, 1925-September 10, 1960); chair, Committee on Veterans' Affairs (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); died on September 10, 1960, in Boston, Mass.; interment in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 1926-1935, 1 folder.
Letters from Edith Nourse Rogers to various constituents discussing the Grant memorial, labor issues such as the 30 hour work week, and various bills pending in Congress.


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: 1854-1961, 11 linear feet.
The papers include correspondence Edith Nourse Rogers received as chairman of the Committee on Veterans Affairs. Also includes correspondence constituents, speeches, campaign material, memorabilia, recordings, motion picture film, photographs, newspaper clippings, and sympathy letters concerning her death. Scrapbooks are available on microfilm. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Pluma Burroughs Penton Batten Papers, 1950-1956, 5.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Edith Nourse Rogers. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Consumers' League of Massachusetts Records, 1891-1955, 13 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Edith Nourse Rogers.

Papers: In the Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Papers, 1887-1935, 15.5 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Edith Nourse Rogers. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Edna Lamprey Stantial Papers, 1836-1958, 1 linear foot.
Subjects covered include Edith Nourse Rogers.


Syracuse University Library
Special Collections Research Center, E.S. Bird Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In the William H. Benjamin Papers, 1935-1936, 86 items.
Subjects covered include Edith Nourse Rogers.

  • "Edith Nourse Rogers" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • United States. 86th Cong., 2d sess., 1960. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Edith Nourse Rogers, late a Representative from Massachusetts. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961.