George H. RogersDemocratic
George Holt Rogers
Born: 1826 to 1830 in Connecticut
Died: After 1921
1869-1870: Speaker, California State Assembly*
1921: Guest at Governor Irwin's Inauguration
- CAPITOL CONNECTION: Rogers was the first Assembly Speaker to serve in the new (current) State Capitol in Sacramento.
- LEGISLATION: Author of SB 1 (1878), known as the Rogers Free Library Act, which authorized cities to create and maintain public libraries and authorized cities to tax property to fund libraries, and established the powers of library trustees.
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives