Rogers, Nathaniel (c. 1736-1770)

Boston merchant.

Toured England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, and France (1761). Sought to become secretary of Massachusetts; gave Franklin’s name as a reference. Cited as a violator of the non-importation agreement (May 1769). Visited by Committee of Inspection (January 1770). Went to New York, where the Sons of Liberty hanged him in effigy (May 1770). Appointed secretary of New Hampshire but died suddenly before taking office (August 1770).

Son of George and Lydia (Hutchinson) Rogers.