As Governor Patrick designates June 30, 2012 “Edith Nourse Rogers Day” – here are some photographic “memories” of Edith Nourse Rogers:
Edith Nourse Rogers presides over the House Chamber in the 1920′s image from the Collection of the U. S. House of Representatives.
Lowell Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers watching President Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the G.I. Bill, 1944. The G.I. Bill – which established veterans’ financial and educational benefits – was one of the landmark measures Congresswoman Rogers sponsored and helped to draft.
Circa 1932 ~ During the dedication and flag raising ceremony, Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers watched a review, with Colonel Albert W. Foreman, Commander of Fort Devens; Colonel Frederick H. Payne, Assistant Secretary of War; General Ahlston Hamilton, Commander of the First Corps Area; and General M.H. Walker, Commander of the 18th Brigade. Congresswoman Rogers was instrumental in obtaining the necessary appropriations and authorization to upgrade Camp Devens into Fort Devens.