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Rogers, Richard Dean

Born December 29, 1921, in Oberlin, KS
Died November 25, 2016, in Topeka, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
Nominated by Gerald Ford on July 15, 1975, to a seat vacated by H. George Templar. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1975, and received commission on August 5, 1975. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1989. Service terminated on November 25, 2016, due to death.

Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (now Kansas State Univ.), B.S., 1943
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1947

Professional 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, 1959-1965
Mayor, Manhattan, Kansas, 1952, 1964
County attorney, Riley County, Kansas, 1954-1958
General counsel, Kansas Farm Bureau and Service Companies, Manhattan, Kansas, 1960-1975
State representative, Kansas, 1964-1968
State senator, Kansas, 1968-1975; president, 1975