Bachelor, University Florida, 1942. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1948. Doctor of Laws, University Florida.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Florida Atlantic University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Maryland. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Duke University.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Long Island University. Doctor of Science (honorary), George Washington University. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Miami.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Albany Medical College Union University. Doctor of Science (honorary), Commonwealth University Virginia. HHD (honorary), Nova University.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), New York Medical College. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), New York College Podiatric Medicine. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hahnemann Medical College.
DMedSci (honorary), Medical University South Carolina.
A Democrat, Rogers served in the United States. House of Representatives as the member from Florida"s 11th congressional district. He was chairman of Research America from 1996 to 2005. Political career He was elected as a Democrat to the 84th Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, Dwight L. Rogers.
Rogers served for and was reelected to the eleven succeeding congresses, for 24 years from January 4, 1955, to January 3, 1979.
He chose not to run for reelection to the 96th Congress. Nicknamed "Mr. Health," he was a key representative behind the adoption of the National Cancer Acting of 1971, the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, the Health Maintenance Organization Acting, the Emergency Medical Service Acting, the Medicare-Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments of 1977 and the Clean Air Acting of 1970.
Rogers was a resident of West Palm Beach, Florida and a partner in the Washington, District of Columbia office of Hogan & Hartson. He was also active in the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Friends of the National Library of Medicine, and the National Leadership Coalition on Health Care (now the National Coalition on Health Care).
Mark Foley has said that a meeting with Rogers when Foley was three years old inspired him to go into politics.
After suffering from lung cancer and undergoing an operation, Rogers died of the disease in Washington District of Columbia on October 13, 2008, at a rehabilitation hospital.
Trustee Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Chairman The Scripps Research Institute. Board directors American Cancer Society.
Co-chairman National Coalition on Health Care. Chairman, Board Of Directors National Council Patient Information and Education. Chairman National Osteoporosis Foundation, Friends of National Library.
Medicine; member of national county Washington University School Medicine. Member county for the division biological science University of Chicago. Member dean'scoun. Harvard School Public Health.
Member American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association (governor junior section 1952-1953), Palm Beach County Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Institute Medicine of NAS, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta.
Married Rebecca Bell, December 15, 1962. 1 child, Rebecca Laing.