Rogers was a Representative from Massachusetts and born in Lowell. He attended public schools, graduated from Harvard University in 1904, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1907. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lowell in 1908. Rogers was also a member of the Lowell city government in 1911, school commissioner in 1912, and elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses. Rogers served from March 4, 1913 until his death. During the First World War, he enlisted on September 12, 1918, as a private with the Twenty-ninth Training Battery, Tenth Training Battalion, Field Artillery, Fourth Central Officers’ Training School, and served until honorably discharged on November 29, 1918. He was an alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts in 1924. He was a Congregationalist, Sponsor, and longtime advocate of legislation to reform the U.S. foreign service, finally enacted in 1924.