Waldo Henry Rogers

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Waldo Henry Rogers (May 17, 1908 – January 12, 1964) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Rogers received an A.B. from the University of Colorado in 1930 and an LL.B. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1931. He was in private practice in New Mexico from 1931 to 1947. He was an Assistant district attorney of Second Judicial District, New Mexico in 1932. He was a Captain in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He was a City attorney of Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1947 to 1951. He was a judge on the Second District Court, Division 1, New Mexico from 1951 to 1954.

Rogers was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. Rogers was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 3, 1954, to a new seat created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 13, 1954, and received his commission on May 15, 1954. He served as chief judge from 1963-1964. Rogers served in that capacity until his death.


Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Succeeded by
Howard C. Bratton