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Will Rogers Jr.


Picture of Will Rogers Jr.
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1942 Democratic CD-16 61437 Win
11-05-1946 Write-in Senate1 90723 Loss
11-05-1946 Democratic Senate1 1167161 Loss

Candidate Biography:

William Vann Rogers Jr.
Born: October 20, 1911 in New York, New York
Married: Collier Connell
Children: Clem Adair and Carl Connell
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: July 10, 1993 in Tubac, Arizona

1944: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on May 23.
1948: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1952: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1956: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1958-1962: Member, California State Parks Commission
1967-1969: Special Assistant, Commission on Indian Affairs

  • Resignation: Rogers resigned from Congress to join the US Army and serve in WWII.
  • Silver Screen: Rogers was an actor who appeared in 8 movies.
  • SUICIDE: After suffering two strokes, Rogers killed himself with a single gunshot to the head beside his car on a rural road.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []