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Richard D. Rogers

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This page is about the federal judge for the District of Kansas. If you are looking for information on the Ohio Appellate Court judge, please see Richard M. Rogers.

Richard D. Rogers
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Gerald Ford
Active:   8/5/1975-1/1/1989
Senior:   1/1/1989-Present
Preceded by:   Henry Templar
Succeeded by:   George VanBebber
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Kansas State University, 1943
Law School:   University of Kansas Law, 1947

Richard Dean Rogers is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He joined the court in 1975 after being nominated by President Gerald Ford. Rogers is a judge serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

Rogers attended Kansas State University and graduated with his bachelor's degree in 1943 and later graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law with his J.D. degree in 1947.[1]

Military service

From 1943 to 1945, Rogers served in the Army-Air Force as a member of the Bombardier squadron during the Korean War.[1]

Professional career

  • 1975: President, Kansas State Senate
  • 1968-1976: Member, Kansas State Senate
  • 1964-1968: Member, Kansas House of Representatives
  • 1959-1965: City commissioner, City of Manhattan
  • 1964: Interim Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1960-1975: General counsel, Kansas Farm Bureau and Service Companies
  • 1954-1958: Part-time county attorney, Riley County, Kansas
  • 1952: Interim Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1950-1952: City commissioner, City of Manhattan
  • 1948-1952: Faculty member, Kansas State University
  • 1947-1975: Attorney in private practice[1]

Judicial career

District of Kansas

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bob Dole, Rogers was nominated by President Gerald Ford on July 15, 1975, as Judge H. George Templar vacated the seat by assuming senior status. Rogers was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 1975, and received commission on August 5, 1975. Rogers later assumed senior status on January 1, 1989.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Henry Templar
District of Kansas
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
George VanBebber