05/27/1844 - 03/13/1910

ROGERS, John Ignatius, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, May 27, 1844 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School, 1861; graduated, law, University of Pennsylvania; served, First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, Pennsylvania National Guard; gubernatorial appointee, colonel, judge advocate general, Pennsylvania National Guard (1883-1895); lawyer (1865-1910); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1869 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1870 term; elected, comptroller, Philadelphia (1880-1883); part-owner, Philadelphia Phillies, baseball team (1883-1899); majority owner, Philadelphia Phillies (1899-1903); owner, Philadelphia Phillies, National Football League (1902); died, March 13, 1910 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado; interred, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  

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