Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960

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Nurse and Republican congresswoman from the Fifth District of Massachusetts, Rogers was elected in 1925 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, John Jacob Rogers. Re-elected to every successive Congress, she died in office, having served as chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. During both world wars, American presidents assigned Rogers to survey the medical care of wounded American soldiers overseas, and between the wars she oversaw the care of disabled veterans. Legislation attributed to Rogers includes improvement of the Foreign Service, establishment of the WAC, enactment of the G.I. Bill of Rights and the Korean veterans' benefits bill, establishment of a permanent Nurse Corps for veterans, and other laws providing aid and assistance to permanently disabled American war veterans.

From the description of Papers, 1854-1961 (inclusive), 1881-1961 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006829

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creatorOf Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960. Edith Nourse Rogers letters, 1926-1935. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Consumers' League of Massachusetts. Records, 1891-1955 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1898-1975 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1914-1998, 1937-1978 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn University of Kentucky. Veterans Club. University of Kentucky Veterans Club records, 1946-1950. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers, 1836-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Walter Gropius papers, 1925-1969 (inclusive), 1937-1969 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Putnam, William Lowell, Mrs., 1892-1935. Papers, 1887-1935 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1948 (1950-1956) 1964 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn William H. Benjamin Letters, 1935-1936 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Records, 1891-1955 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960. Papers, 1854-1961 (inclusive), 1881-1961 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1887-1935 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Batten, Pluma Burroughs Penton, 1894-. Papers, 1948-1964 (inclusive), 1950-1956 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), b. 1891. Papers, 1870-1978 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, ca.1905-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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Relation Name
associatedWith American Legion. corporateBody
associatedWith American Liberty League. corporateBody
associatedWith Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. person
associatedWith Batten, Pluma Burroughs Penton, 1894- person
associatedWith Benjamin, William H. person
associatedWith Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. person
associatedWith Burke, Arleigh, 1901- person
associatedWith Collins, John Frederick, 1919- person
associatedWith Consumers' League of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957. person
associatedWith Daughters of the American Revolution. corporateBody
associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Dirksen, Everett McKinley. person
associatedWith Disabled American Veterans. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dorothy Shipley Granger, 1899-1998 person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), b. 1891. person
associatedWith ELIZABETH (LOWELL) PUTNAM, 1862-1935 person
associatedWith Federal Employees Veterans Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949. person
associatedWith Fuller, Alvan Tufts, 1878-1958. person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
correspondedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966. person
associatedWith Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace (1945 : Mexico City, Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985. person
associatedWith MARTHA MAY ELIOT, 1891-1978 person
associatedWith Martin, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1884-1968. person
associatedWith McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957. person
associatedWith McCormack, John W., 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Miller, Frieda S. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Page, William Tyler, 1868-1942. person
associatedWith Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969. person
associatedWith Pluma Burroughs (Penton) Batten, 1894- person
associatedWith Powell, Rose Arnold, 1876-1961. person
associatedWith Putnam, William Lowell, Mrs., 1892-1935. person
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, John Jacob, 1881-1925. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith RUTH BALDWIN (COWAN) NASH, 1901-1993 person
associatedWith Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979. person
associatedWith Scott, Hugh Doggett, 1900- person
associatedWith Stantial, Edna Lamprey. person
associatedWith Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953. person
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Women's Army Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Veterans Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Kentucky. Veterans Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Weeks, Edward Augustus, 1898- person
associatedWith Women's Field Army (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Overseas Service League. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
General Grant National Memorial (New York, N.Y.)
Lowell (Mass.)
Politics, Practical
Women in war
Women--Political activity
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female
Veterans--Medical care
World War, 1939-1945--Medical care
Anti-communist movements
Labor laws and legislation


Birth 1881-03-19

Death 1960-09-10



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SNAC ID: 32400280