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Benjamin Rogers (politician, born 1837)

Benjamin Rogers
Benjamin Rogers (Lieutenant Governor PEI).PNG
9th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
June 1, 1910 – June 2, 1915
MonarchGeorge V
Governor GeneralThe Earl Grey
The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
PremierFrancis Haszard
Herbert James Palmer
John Alexander Mathieson
Preceded byDonald Alexander MacKinnon
Succeeded byAugustine Colin Macdonald
MLA (Councillor) for 1st Prince
In office
December 13, 1893 – July 28, 1897
Preceded bynew riding
Succeeded byJames Birch
In office
December 12, 1900 – December 7, 1904
Preceded byJames Birch
Succeeded byJohn Agnew
Personal details
Born(1837-08-07)August 7, 1837
Bedeque, Prince Edward Island
DiedMay 16, 1923(1923-05-16) (aged 85)
Alberton, Prince Edward Island
Political partyLiberal
Susannah Abella Hubbard (m. 1862)

Annie M. Hunter (m. 1898)
RelationsDavid Rogers (brother)
ChildrenFrancis G., Frederick C., Charles R., Addie Y., Sibella Maggie, and Reginald Hiber
ResidenceAlberton, Prince Edward Island
Occupationbookkeeper, merchant, farmer
CabinetProvincial Secretary of the Treasury (1900-1904)
Commissioner of Agriculture (1900-1904)

Benjamin Rogers (August 7, 1837 – May 16, 1923) was a merchant and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He was a member of the Legislative Council of Prince Edward Island from 1878 to 1893 and represented 1st Prince in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1893 to 1897 and from 1900 to 1904 as a Liberal member. He was the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1910 to 1915.

He was born in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, the son of Joseph Rogers, who had emigrated from Wales. Rogers was an export merchant. He also served as a justice of the peace and Commissioner of Small Debts. In 1862, he married Susannah Abell Hubbard. He was leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council from 1883 to 1891 and became a member of the province's Executive Council, serving as Commissioner of Agriculture and Provincial Secretary Treasurer. Rogers died in Alberton.

His brother David also served in the provincial assembly.

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