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First Name: Harry

Last Name: Rogers

Birthplace: Washington, DC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Lovejoy

Date of Birth: 29 January 1867

Date of Death: 12 December 1925

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Harry Lovejoy Rogers

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Harry Lovejoy Rogers
Major General, U.S. Army

Harry Lovejoy Rogers was born on 29 January 1867 in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining the U.S. Army in 1898, Rogers' military service included ten years as a Major of Quartermaster in the National Guard. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he was appointed a Major on 2 May 1898 and served as Chief Paymaster in Puerto Rico during the war.

In 1906, he was sent to Washington, DC, as Post Paymaster and Assistant to the Paymaster General of the Army. He became Assistant Paymaster General with the rank of Colonel in 1909 and President Taft appointed him as Paymaster General of the Army in 1912. In August of 1912, he was assigned as Chief of the Finance Division, Office of the Quartermaster General and duty with the Southern Division Department Quartermaster serving until October 1915.

In June 1917, General Pershing had him assigned as Chief Quartermaster of the American Expeditionary Force. He was entrusted with the task of supplying the entire U.S. Army in France during WWI. In recognition of his services, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and was promoted to Brigadier General on 5 August 1917 and to Major General on 22 July 1918.

He assumed the duties as the 25th Quartermaster General on 13 February 1919. In office, he handled postwar demobilization problems and achieved efficiency in the reconstituted Quartermaster Corps. He retired on 27 August 1922, after more than 26 years active service in the Army.

Death and Burial

Major General Harry Lovejoy Rogers died on 12 December 1925 in Philadelphia, PA. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3019   Created by: MHOH




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