Frederick O. Rogers was the first United States Attorney - Western District of Michigan. He was born in New York about 1824, and he shows up on the 1860 Census as living in Niles, Michigan at a boarding house.
Mr. Rogers was a Berrien County Prosecutor from 1859 – 1862. He was appointed twice by President Lincoln, but the 1862 nomination was not acted upon by the United States Senate. President Lincoln sent his nomination for the second time to the Senate for confirmation in early 1863, and he was confirmed at that time. Our understanding is that Mr. Rogers resigned as United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan to serve in the Civil War.
Little else is know about United States Attorney, Frederick O. Rogers other than he served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan from 1863 - 1865. As our first United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, we would very much like to receive as much information as possible about Frederick O. Roger. If you have any information, photos, pictures, etc., regarding United States Attorney Frederick O. Rogers, we would appreciate you contacting us at. USAMIW.Webmaster@usdoj.gov