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Henry W. Rogers

Henry W. Rogers taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1882 - 1890.

Date of Birth: 1853
Date of Death: 1926



Henry Wade Rogers was born in 1853 in Holland Patent, near Utica, New York. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1874, and from the law school in 1877. He practiced law in Minneapolis, and then New Jersey, until 1882, when he returned to the University of Michigan to become Tappan professor of law. In 1885, he became professor of Roman law, and in the following year, he succeeded Thomas M. Cooley to become dean of the Department of Law. He was also lecturer on domestic relations and criminal law in 1890-1891.

In 1890 he left the university to become president of Northwestern University, where he remained for ten years. He was chairman of the World's Congress on Jurisprudence and Law Reform at the Chicago Exposition of 1893, and general chairman of the Saratoga Conference on the Foreign Policy of the United States in 1898.

Rogers resigned from his position at Northwestern to join the Yale Law School, first as a lecturer, then as professor of law and finally as dean of the school from 1903 to 1916. He also served as president of the Association of American Law Schools in 1906, and as chairman of the American Bar Association's Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar from 1905 to 1917. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson appointed him federal judge to the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rogers held the chair of jurisprudence at Yale until his retirement in 1921. He died in 1926 at the age of seventy-two.

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