Chicago Tribune Obituary for John Rogers, Sr. '48, Judge and Former Tuskegee Airman
From the Chicago Tribune:
John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge.
"He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost anyone I know," said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who grew up in Hyde Park and knew Mr. Rogers since childhood. "He didn't preach — he just embodied his values, which included treating everybody well, taking care of other people than himself and always being on time. He was a real role model for so many people in the community who came before his court and dealt with tough issues."
Mr. Rogers, 95, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the University of Chicago Medical Center after a long illness, said his son, John W. Rogers Jr., the founder, chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments. He was a resident of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.