Edith Nourse Rogers 1881–1960, Massachusetts

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Former Red Cross volunteer Edith Nourse Rogers shaped hundreds of bills benefiting veterans’ causes. Rogers chaired the postwar Veterans’ Affairs Committee, capping a 35-year House career. “The first 30 years are the hardest,” Rogers said. “It’s like taking care of the sick. You start it and you like the work, and you just keep on.”

Edith Nourse Rogers, photograph © Shelburne Studios, 1956
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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