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William P. Rogers

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William P. Rogers
55th United States Secretary of State
In office
January 22, 1969 – September 3, 1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byDean Rusk
Succeeded byHenry Kissinger
63rd United States Attorney General
In office
October 23, 1957 – January 20, 1961
PresidentDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byHerbert Brownell
Succeeded byRobert F. Kennedy
4th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 20, 1953 – October 23, 1957
PresidentDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byRoss L. Malone
Succeeded byLawrence Walsh
Personal details
William Pierce Rogers

(1913-06-23)June 23, 1913
Norfolk, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 2, 2001(2001-01-02) (aged 87)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Adele Langston (m. 1937–2001)
EducationColgate University (BA)
Cornell University (LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant Commander
UnitUSS Intrepid
Battles/warsWorld War II

William Pierce Rogers (June 23, 1913 – January 2, 2001) was an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer. He was United States Attorney General under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1957 to 1961 and United States Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973.

Rogers died of congestive heart failure, at the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, on January 2, 2001, at the age of 87.[1]

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  1. Stout, David (January 4, 2001). "William P. Rogers, Who Served as Nixon's Secretary of State, Is Dead at 87". New York Times. Retrieved December 25, 2008. William P. Rogers, a suave and well-connected Republican lawyer who was secretary of state under President Richard M. Nixon and attorney general in the Eisenhower administration, died on Tuesday in Bethesda, Md. He was 87. Mr. Rogers lived in Bethesda and worked in the Washington office of the law firm of Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells, where he was senior partner, until becoming ill several months ago. He suffered from congestive heart failure, his family said.