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F.A. Rogers Freedom Alexander Rogers
Full Name: Freedom Alexander "Alex" Rogers
Date of birth: 1873
Date of death: January 8, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Celeste / Hunt   Hunt
H 40 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Celeste / Hunt   Hunt
(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.
(2) CELESTE, TEXAS. "Celeste is on U.S. Highway 69 two miles southeast of the headwaters of the Sabine River and ten miles northwest of Greenville in northwest Hunt County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) LEONARD, TEXAS. "Leonard, on U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 78 in southwestern Fannin County . . . " Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Celeste (in Hunt County). House Journal.
(5) Leonard (in Fannin County). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Freedom Alexander Rogers "lived near Leonard about three miles south of town on a dirt road." He represented Hunt County in the 42nd Legislature, "Fannin County Memories." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 44th Legislature, R.S., 1/9/1935, p. 11. Death date 1/8/1935. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Ex-Representative, F.A. Rogers, Dies," 1/9/1935, p. 12. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Freedom Alexander "Alex" Rogers, born in Tennessee; buried in Leonard, Texas; wife Velma Florence Surratt. "State representative for Hunt County in 1931 and 33." Ancestry.com.
  • International Genealogical Index - Freedom Alexander Rodgers, birth date 12/25/1871 in Hardeman, Tennessee; death date 2/8/1935 in Texas. FamilySearch.
  • Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 - Alexander Rogers marriage to Florence Surratt 6/21/1896 in Fannin County.
    Census of 1910 - Freedom A. Rogers, Fannin County, age 38, born about 1872 in Tennessee, wife Velma F., daughter Willie V.
    Census of 1930 - Alex Rogers, Hunt County, age 59, born about 1871 in Tennessee, wife Florence, son Grady, daughter Irene. FamilySearch. 1910 1930 Marriage
  • Alex Rogers (1873-1935), buried next to Florence Rogers (1876-1958), interment in Leonard Cemetery, Fannin County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "F.A. Rogers, Twice Representative of Hunt-co, Expires: Colorful Figure in Politics and Stump Dies at Celeste," Tuesday evening, 1/8/1935, pp. 1, 3. "After Mr. Rogers' election he often made the statement that he 'never wore socks' until he was elected to the legislature." Greenville Evening Banner.
  • Obituary, Fannin County, Honorable F.A. Rogers. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. F.A. Rogers, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. F.A. Rogers, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Federal Relations  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    School Districts  

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