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Will ROGERS, JR.

American Will ROGERS, JR.

born William Vann ROGERS

American politician, newspaper owner/publisher, an actor, writer, and a political commentator

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 20, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: on July 09, 1993 in Tubac, Arizona, USA


Biography

Rogers was born in New York City, where his father was performing. He grew up in Beverly Hills, California and attended school there. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1935. On completing his studies, he served as publisher of the Beverly Hills Citizen newspaper, a role in which he continued until 1953. He had been commissioned a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, but did not go on active duty. With U.S. entry into World War II, however, he enlisted as a private in June 1942, and was commissioned in the field artillery the following month and assigned to the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.

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See Also :

- Category Actor, Author, Publisher, American politician