(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 12/29/1921, in Oberlin, KS.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, District of Kansas.
Nominated by President Gerald Ford (Republican) on 07/15/1975; confirmed by the Senate on 07/31/1975; received judicial commission on 08/05/1975.
Assumed senior status on 01/01/1989.
As of April 2007, when this biographical material was gathered, Judge Rogers remained on the federal bench. Education
Kansas State University, B.S., 1943.
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1947.Non-judicial Career
U.S. Army Air Force Captain, Bombardier, 1943-1945
Private practice, Manhattan, Kansas, 1947-1975
Instructor, Kansas State University, 1948-1952
City commissioner, Manhattan, Kansas, 1950-1952
Mayor, Manhattan, Kansas, 1952
County attorney, Riley County, Kansas, 1954-1958
City commissioner, Manhattan,Kansas, 1959-1965
General counsel, Kansas Farm Bureau and Service Companies,Manhattan, Kansas, 1960-1975
Mayor, Manhattan, Kansas, 1964
Member, Kansas House of Representatives, 1964-1968
Member, Kansas State Senate, 1968-1975