William Evans Rogers (1846-1913)
W.E. Rogers, Chairman of the New York State Board of Railroad Commissioners
Born and educated in Philadelphia. After having served as an officer in the Civil War, Rogers entered the lumber business at Detroit, Michigan. He helped to establish Presque Isle County, the county seat of which is named in his honer: Rogers City. In 1875, he moved with his family to Garrison, New York, taking up residence in the historic Beverley House which neighbored his in-laws mansion, Glenclyffe. At Garrison, he worked as a cotton exporter and in 1883 he was appointed Railroad Commissioner for the State of New York. Later, he was also involved with the Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Railroad Company.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 25/08/2019 and last updated on 27/08/2019.