Native American Authors


Will Rogers, Jr. , 1911-1993

Cherokee

Will Rogers Jr. was born in New York City, New York. Rogers received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1935. His career includes publisher/journalist for the Beverly Hills Citizen from 1935-1953; U.S. Congressman, 16th District, California, 1942-1944; and special assistant to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1967-1969.

 

Online resources by or about Will Rogers, Jr.:

Get me Lieutenant Rogers
Author: Calvin C. Boykin, Jr.
Type: authorbio
Description: Article about Rogers' role in WWII, from the 1/99 issue of the World War II online magazine.
URL: http://www.thehistorynet.com/WorldWarII/articles/1999/0199_text.htm

People and Events: WIll Rogers, Jr.
Author: PBS Online
Type: authorbio
Description: Part of a web site for America and the Holocaust, a PBS video that "explores the painful and difficult story of America's reaction to the Nazi campaign to annihilate the Jews of Europe, from Kristallnacht in 1938 to the liberation of the death camps in 1945". Will Rogers, Jr. is profiled on this page because he was "one of the most active agitators on Capitol Hill in favor of U.S. efforts to rescue the Jews in Europe."
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX105.html


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