Son of Christopher Raymond Perry and Jane Slidell Rodgers, he was born at Morristown, New Jersey, on August 18, 1858.
He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1878. Appointed Ensign on December 1, 1881 and promoted through the ranks to rear admiral, June 13, 1916. He remained unmarried throughout his life.
He retired from active duty in July 1919 while serving as commander, Division Seven, Battleship Force, Atlantic Fleet.
His brother, Raymond Perry Rodgers, was also a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.
He died on February 28, 1931 and was buried among many other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
THOMAS SLIDELL RODGERS
- REAR ADM USN RETIRED
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/28/1931
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/05/1931
- BURIED AT: SITE LOT 130
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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