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Clement V. Rogers

Born: Jan 11, 1839

Death: Oct 28, 1911

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Clement V. Rogers

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1839
Date of Death : Oct 28, 1911

Clement Vann Rogers was a Cherokee senator and judge in Indian Territory. Rogers was a Confederate veteran and served as a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Rogers was the father of entertainer Will Rogers. Rogers County, Oklahoma is named in honor of Clement Rogers. Clement Vann Rogers's parents, Robert Rogers and Sallie Vann, "came from Georgia before the main removal of the Cherokees in 1838." Sallie Vann was a sister of David Vann, who was related to the Cherokee chief James Vann. "Clem became associated with the brilliant Cherokee leader, William Penn Adair", and named his son William Penn Adair Rogers after him. Clem served as a member of the Cherokee Senate during the years 1862-63. In 1891 Clem was President of the Cherokee Livestock Association. "Clem's political activities began in 1877 when he ran successful as Judge of Cooweescoowee District ... . He was Senator from his district five terms for the following years : 1879, 1881, 1883, 1899, 1903." "In 1890 he was President of the Vinita Fair Board ... . In 1894 ... Clem Rogers became Vice President of the First National Bank of Claremore, a position he held until his death in 1911."


  • Politician
  • Judge

Also known as

  • Clement Rogers
  • Clement Vann Rogers


  • Mary America Schrimsher


  • Will Rogers
  • Sallie Clementine Rogers
  • May Rogers
  • Maude Ethel Rogers
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