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George L. Rogers

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

The Democratic party of the state of Ohio: 

a comprehensive history of democracy in Ohio from 1803 to 1912, including democratic legislation in the state, the campaigns of a century, history of Democratic Conventions, the reverses and successes of the party, etc, Volume 2 (Google eBook)
GEORGE L. Rodgers was born at Millerstown, Perry County, Ohio, September 8, 1877, and after passing through the common schools entered the Corning High School from which he was graduated in the class of 1893. He began his business career as a clerk in the store of Samuel Eichenbaum where he remained for eight years and then established himself in business at Corning.

In 1902 he was nominated for Clerk of Courts but declined the office. In 1904 he was secretary of the County Executive Committee and in 1908 was elected County Treasurer on the Democratic ticket, which position he still holds. He was at both conventions that nominated Judson Harmon for Governor in 1908 and in 1910, and he was assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the convention that nominated Pattison for Governor in 1905. He was the organizer of the McLean Club of Corning.

Mr. Rodger’s father was Joseph T. Rodgers who died in April, 1910. He was a prominent real estate and stock and grain dealer. and was Republican councilman in Corning for many years. His grandfather, Joseph Rodgers, who laid out Corning in 1878, was born in Wheeling, Virginia, in 1831. He was one of the original settlers of Corning. George L. Rodger’s great-uncle, Nelson Rodgers, was born May 6, 1826, and was Infirmary Director for many years. From this record it will be seen that the Rodgers family is one of the oldest in that part of the state.

George L. Rodgers is a prominent society man. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity and Past Master of the Blue Lodge, Past Commander of the Knights Templars and is also a member of the Shrine. He is a Royal Knight of the Maccabees and was Past Commander in that order when nineteen years of age. He is also a member of the B. P. O. E. Lodge No. 509. In 1909 he married Miss Marguerite Travis of Corning, Ohio.

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