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industrial designer

Ward Junior Rogers was industrial designer. President Art Guild, Morrison, Illinois; chairman Mount Carroll History Society, from 1998; president History Society; precinct committee Democratic Party, Morrison, Illinois; Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), Industrial Design Institute, American Legion.

Background

Rogers, Ward Junior was born on May 8, 1924 in Savanna, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Clarence Rogers and Lucille Mae Woods.

Education

Graduate, Minneapolis School Fine Arts, 1947.

Career

Chef Old Elm Club, Highland Park, Illinois, 1947—1949. Engineer Clinton Engine, Manquota, Iowa, 1950—1951. Engineer, industrial designer General Electric, Morrison, Illinois, 1951—1971.

Art director Color Arts Inc., Racine, Wisconsin, 1971—1974. Owner Dairy Bar, Mount Carroll, 1976—1986. Custodian United States Post Office, 1973—1991.

Freelance designer Savanna Fabricators, Sterling (Illinois) Ambulance. Drafting teacher local college. Member round table University Iowa.

S/sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1941-1945, PTO, Second lieutenant reserves United States Army, 1949.

Membership

President Art Guild, Morrison, Illinois. Chairman Mount Carroll History Society, from 1998. President History Society.

Precinct committee Democratic Party, Morrison, Illinois. Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), Industrial Design Institute, American Legion.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Antiques, records, collecting cars, painting.

Connections

Married Marilyn Ruth Edwards, May 30, 1945. Children: Douglas, Renee, Toni, Ward J.

father:
Charles Clarence Rogers

mother:
Lucille Mae Woods

spouse:
Marilyn Ruth Edwards

child:
Douglas Rogers

child:
Renee Rogers

child:
Toni Rogers

child:
Ward J. Rogers