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GCM02017 Edith Nourse Rogers
Photographic print. 8" x 10". original envelope contents: 1 photographic print.
Edith Nourse Rogers was born in Saco, Maine, on March 19, 1881. In 1907 she married John Jacob Rogers her neighbor and childhood sweetheart. When her husband won a seat in Congress in 1912, they moved to Washington, D.C., and Rogers became politically active too.
Rogers entered politics as a presidential elector for Calvin Coolidge in 1924. After her husband’s death in March 1925, Rogers ran for his congressional seat, and in June 1925 she won the special election with 72 percent of the vote. She was re-elected eighteen times.
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CollectionGeorge C. Marshall Photographs
Call No. GCM02017