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Richard Dean Rogers

A photograph of Richard Dean Rogers riding a horse. Rogers was born in Oberlin, Kansas, and graduated from Wamego High School. He received a B.S. from Kansas State University in 1943. While at college, he completed the ROTC program, and after graduation Rogers joined the United States Army. After several months in the infantry, he transferred to the Air Corp and became a bombardier. Rogers served from 1943 to 1945. When he was discharged, Rogers enrolled in the University of Kansas Law School, and graduated with honors in 1947. After graduation, he joined Alvin R. Springer in private practice in Manhattan, Kansas, and remained in the firm until 1975. In addition to practicing law, Rogers was an instructor at Kansas State University from 1948 to 1952. He entered politics and was elected and served in several offices including Manhattan, Kansas, city commissioner, mayor, Riley County attorney, the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas State Senate. He served as president of the Kansas State Senate in 1975. From 1960 to 1975, he was general counsel for the Kansas Farm Bureau and Service Companies, Manhattan, Kansas. On July 15, 1975, Rogers was nominated by President Gerald Ford to the United States District Court, District of Kansas, which had been vacated by H. George Templar. Rogers was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 31, 1975, and received his commission on August 5, 1975. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1989.

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