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Woodville J. Rogers Woodville Jefferson Rogers
Full Name: Woodville Jefferson Rogers, Jr.
Date of birth: July 13, 1890
Date of death: September 25, 1952

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (1) (2)   37th (3)   Democrat McKinney / Collin Senate President Pro Tempore (38th)   Collin, Hunt, Rains
H 41 Jan 9, 1917 - Oct 31, 1917 35th (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)   Democrat Melissa / Collin   Collin
H 41 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (11)   Democrat Melissa / Collin   Collin
(1) 38th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected in the absence of the President and President Pro Tem 2/24/1923, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal.
(3) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 2-3, List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 2nd, 1920, listed as Senator-elect. Senate Journal.
(4) Personnel of the New Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, 12/17/1916, p. 23, lists Woodville Rogers, Melissa, Collin County. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Resolution granting leaves of absence to members who enlisted for military service, pp. 155-156. House Journal.
(6) Woodville Rogers of McKinney, residence in Collin County, pp. 2, 5. House Journal.
(7) Jerome H. Sneed, in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Woodville J. Rogers, Jr., vacated office as reported 10/31/1917. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Melissa, Collin County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) "Trench Fights Rage Daily at Camp Funston," 8/1/1917, "Legislators Leave Camp." Myron G. Blalock, E.R. Spencer, Wallace Hawkins, George Peddy, and Harry Fisher, all in military training at Camp Funston, left the camp on Tuesday, 7/31/1917 to attend impeachment proceedings against Governor Ferguson. Another member, Woodall Rogers, also at the Camp, "has been transferred to Fortress Monroe and in all probability cannot attend the session." San Antonio Light.
(10) Melissa. Texas Legislative Manual.
(11) Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 1934 Members of the American Bar from San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, law firm of Moursund, Johnson, Rogers, & Slatton. OoCities.org (GeoCities.com), 2009.
  • Memorial, May 1953, p. 356. Birth date 7/13/1892; death date 9/25/1952. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Second Lieutenant CAC and ASSRC, World War I. Woodville Jefferson Rogers, birth date 7/13/1890 in Manchester, Tennessee. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Woodville Rogers, lawyer and member of Texas Legislature, age 26, from Melissa, Texas. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • United States Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant, World War I. Memorial, May 1953, p. 356. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo and obituary, "Woodville Rogers, Prominent Texas Demo Leader Dies", 9/26/1952, p. 1 Brownwood Bulletin.
  • "Candidate for State Senator: Woodville J. Rogers of McKinney, Collin County, seeks place in Fifth District", 3/19/1920, p. 5. Commerce Journal (Commerce, Hunt County, Texas).
  • "To the Voters of the Fifth Senatorial District," 7/16/1920, p. 1. Commerce Journal (Commerce, Hunt County, Texas).
  • Census of 1900 - John H. Rogers of Collin County. Son Woodville born in July of 1890. FamilySearch.
  • Woodville Jefferson Rogers, birth date 7/27/1890, death date 9/1952, Pedigree Resource File. FamilySearch.
  • Woodville Jefferson Rogers, birth date 7/13/1890 in Tennessee, death date 9/25/1952 in Olmos Park, Bexar County. Interment in Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Woodville Rogers, Demo Leader, Dies," 9/26/1952, p. 1. Lubbock Evening Journal.
  • General notes and ancestors of Woodville Jefferson Rogers: birth date 7/27/1890; death date 9/1952. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Woodville J. Rogers, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Woodville J. Rogers, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Woodville J. Rogers, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Woodville J. Rogers, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Contingent Expense (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Insurance and Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Public Printing  
    Rules (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Texas Employer's Insurance Association, Investigate (Chair) 
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Educational Affairs Subcommittee on Corpus Christi School Census  
    Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Enrolled Bills  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
     

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