Obituary: Will Rogers Jr

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The Independent Online
Will Rogers Jr, politician, actor and broadcaster, died Tubac, Arizona 9 July, aged 81. A Democrat, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Southern California in 1942. After the Second World War he won his party's Senate nomination, but lost the campaign and went on to manage the Southern California presidential campaign of Harry Truman. Starred in the movies The Story of Will Rogers and The Boy from Oklahoma, both biographies of his father, the well-known humorist. A Cherokee Indian, he served as an assistant to the US Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1967-69.