“R” is for Rogers, George Calvin, Jr.
“R” is for Rogers, George Calvin, Jr. [1922-1997]. Historian, author. A native of Charleston, Rogers received his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston. After service during World War II, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1958 he joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina, where he remained for the rest of his career. Rogers’ first book, Evolution of a Federalist: William Loughton Smith of Charleston demonstrated his knowledge of political biography, elite culture, and the politics of the new American nation that informed his life’s work. From 1971 to 1981 he was editor-in-chief of the Papers of Henry Laurens. In addition to more than forty articles and essays, George Calvin Rogers, Jr., published Charleston in the Age of the Pinckneys and the History of Georgetown County, South Carolina.