Member Biography

William B. Rodgers II

Sessions Office Position District Party
1935-1936       40 Democrat
1937-1938       40 Democrat

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


02/14/1885 - 08/18/1958

William B. Rodgers II (D40) Allegheny (Part) County 1935-1938

Early Life:

William B. Rodgers II, born February 14, 1885, Belleview, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Captain William B. Rodgers and Alice Ophelia Jackson Rodgers; married, Flora Barr Rodgers, children, Ruth R. Rodgers McCrady, John N Rodgers, Matthew Jackson Rodgers; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1935-1938; appointed, executive director, State Emergency Relief Board; president, Pittsburgh Coal Exchange; died, August 18, 1958 (aged 73), Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 40th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1935-1938.

Appointed, executive director, Governor Gifford Pinchot, State Emergency Relief Board.


Father, Captain William B. Rodgers, responsible for the completion of the lock and dam system from Pittsburgh, down the Ohio River to Cairo. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "R""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Wednesday, August 20, 1958 · Page 20. 

William B Rodgers II (1885-1958) - Find a Grave Memorial