Clement Vann Rogers (1839–1911) 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.[1]

Clement Vann Rogers's parents, Robert Rogers and Sallie Vann, "came from Georgia before the main removal of the Cherokees in 1838."[2] Sallie Vann was a sister of David Vann, who was related to the Cherokee chief James Vann.[3] "Clem became associated with the brilliant Cherokee leader, William Penn Adair"[4], and named his son William Penn Adair Rogers after him. Clem served as a member of the Cherokee Senate during the years 1862-63.[5] In 1891 Clem was President of the Cherokee Livestock Association.[6] "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." [7] "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."[8] "In 1899, he was elected President of the Claremore School Board. ... That part of his beloved Cooweescoowee District where he lived was re-named "Rogers County" in his honor."[9]

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  2. Love 1970, p. 389
  3. Clement Vann, The Chattanooga Sunday Times, Magazine Section, July 26, 1936, by Penelope J. Allen, State Chairman of Genealogical Records, retrieved July 11, 2010
  4. Love 1970, p. 390
  5. Love 1970, p. 392
  6. Love 1970, p. 393
  7. Love 1970, pp. 393-394
  8. Love 1970, p. 396
  9. Love 1970, p. 398

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Paula McSpadden Love : "Clement Vann Rogers 1839-1911". In :- THE CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA, Vol. XLVIII (1970), pp. 389–399. http://books.google.com/books?id=1TMUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA389&lpg=PA389&dq="Clement+Vann+Rogers"&source=bl&ots=ztxlz2Sd3T&sig=Bfr3fid0kUyAukl7kVkTLmPC48g&hl=en&ei=LRZTSryIAeWytwfjza2mCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9

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