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Churchill Rodgers, American lawyer.


Rodgers, Churchill was born on October 8, 1901 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. Son of James Farnsworth and Mary Heugh Beall (Hedges) Rodgers.


Student Ogden College, 1916-1919. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Louisville, 1922. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1926, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1928.


Principal, teacher Leitchfield (Kentucky) High School, 1922-1923. Admitted to T.H. bar, 1926, New York bar, 1931. Attorney Prosser, Anderson & Marx, Honolulu, T.H., 1926-1927, Cravath, de Gersdorff, Swaine & Wood, New York City, 1928-1933.

Attorney Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1933-1936, assistant general counsel, 1936-1944, associate general counsel, 1944-1948, general counsel, 1948-1965, senior vice president, general counsel 1965-1967. Counsel to firm Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, 1967-1976. Board of directors Phelps Memorial Hospital, 1967-1973.

President of the board directors Tarrytown Young Men’s Christian Association, 1947-1948, trustee, to 1976. Past vice-president, director Community Chest.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles professional journals.


Fellow American Bar. Foundation (director 1965-1966). Member American (house delegations 1957-1974, chairman of the section on corporation banking and business law, chairman standing commission on continuing education, governor), New York bar associations, American Law Institute, Association Life Insurance Counsel, New York State Chamber of Commerce. (chairman of the executive committee, Chairman of Commission law reform.

Member Reformed Church.


Married Florence Louise King, July 24, 1927. Children: Florence Louise (Mistress.

James Farnsworth Rodgers

Mary Heugh Beall (Hedges) Rodgers

Florence Louise King

Florence Louise (Mrs Rodgers