“Railroad Executive” William Rogers Hand Written 3 Page Letter. This item is certified authentic by. And comes with their Letter of Authenticity. (April 11, 1846 – March 10, 1913) was an American businessman and railroad executive who married into the. Rogers was born in Philadelphia on April 11, 1846, to William Evans Rogers, a Philadelphia attorney, and Harriette Phoebe. Among his siblings was Cornelia Rogers, who married Captain Samuel Emlen Meigs. From December 1856 until October 1858, he was educated in Paris, France. In 1861, he entered the. With the class of 1865 where he was a member of the. And the University Glee Club. Rogers, a corporal in the University Light Artillery, left Penn at the close his sophomore year to enter the. He became a private in the 1st Troop of Cavalry of the City of Philadelphia. He eventually graduated from the. United States Military Academy. Following his graduation from West Point, he served as a. Army Corps of Engineers. Until he resigned from the Army in 1869. After retiring from the Army, Rogers moved to. Where he entered the lumber business and helped organize. Located just outside of. Where he worked as a cotton exporter. In 1883, he was appointed him to the New York State Board of Railroad Commissioners by then. Serving for nine years total of which five were spent as chairman. In 1892, he was admitted to the bar in New York and practiced law. Later, William Rogers worked for the. Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. On February 13, 1868 Rogers was married to. Susan was the daughter of Julia (née Kean) Fish. Governor of New York. She was also the sister of. Together, they were the parents of six children, with one son and three daughters surviving, including. Cornelia Meigs Rogers b. William Beverly Rogers b. They divorced in 1920 and she married his cousin. In 1892, Roger’s wife and several members of their extended families, were included in. , purported to be an index of New York’s best families, published in. The New York Times. Conveniently, 400 was the number of people that could fit into. At their home in New York on Wednesday, January 20, 1909. Rogers died in New York City on Monday, March 10, 1913. They are buried at. Philip’s Church Cemetery. In Garrison, New York. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands.