William D. Rogers

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William Dill Rogers
Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs
In office
October 7, 1974 – June 18, 1976
Preceded by Jack B. Kubisch
Succeeded by Harry W. Shlaudeman
Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
In office
June 18, 1976 – December 31, 1976
Preceded by Charles W. Robinson
Succeeded by Richard N. Cooper
Personal details
Born (1927-05-12)May 12, 1927
Wilmington, Delaware
Died September 22, 2007(2007-09-22) (aged 80)
Upperville, Virginia
Nationality United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Suzanne Rochford "Suki" Rogers
Children Dr. William D. Rogers Jr.
Daniel R. Rogers
Alma mater Princeton University
Yale Law School
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Episcopal Church (United States)

William Dill Rogers (May 12, 1927 in Wilmington, Delaware – September 22, 2007 in Upperville, Virginia) was an American lawyer. He served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (October 1974 – June 1976) and Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs (June 1976–January 1977) under then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the administration of President Gerald Ford. He was amongst the founding members in 1982, and from 2004 until his death was vice chairman, of Kissinger's consulting firm Kissinger Associates.[1]

In the 1950s, Rogers joined the law firm of Arnold, Fortas, & Porter (now Arnold & Porter) and was involved in the successful legal defense of Owen Lattimore, the scholar of East Asia accused of being a key Soviet spy.[2]


Rogers was no relation to President Richard M. Nixon's Secretary of State William P. Rogers.[1]

Rogers majored in international affairs at Princeton University and graduated from Yale Law School in 1951.[1]

Rogers was survived by his wife of 56 years, Suzanne Rochford "Suki" Rogers, two sons, Dr. William D. Rogers Jr. and Daniel R. Rogers, a sister, and four grandchildren.[1]

Selected Publications[edit]

Charles E. Clark, William D. Rogers, "The New Judiciary Act of Puerto Rico: A Definitive Court Reorganization", 61 Yale Law Journal, 1147, No. 7, Nov. 1952.

William D. Rogers, (1967) The Twilight Struggle: The Alliance for Progress and the Politics of Development in Latin America, New York: Random House.

• William D. Rogers, "United States Investment in Latin America: A Critical Appraisal, 11 Virginia Journal of International Law 246 (1970-71).

• William D. Rogers, "The Constitutionality of the Cambodian Incursion", American Journal of International Law, vol. 65, No. 1, Jan. 1971, at 26, at JSTOR database.

• William D. Rogers, "Of Missionaries, Fanatics, and Lawyers: Some Thoughts on Investment Disputes in the Americas", American Journal of International Law, vol. 72, No. 1, (Jan. 1978), at 1-16. at JSTOR database

William D. Rogers, "The United States and Latin America", Foreign Affairs, vol. 63, No. 3, 1984, at 560-80.

• Louis Henkin, Michael J. Glennon, William D. Rogers eds., (1990) Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Constitution, Irvington on Hudson, New York: Transnational Publishers.

William D. Rogers, ""Power" to "Law": It's Not as Bad as All That", 23 Wisconsin International Law Journal, 1, at 39-47.

William D. Rogers, "Fleeing the Chilean Coup: The Debate of U.S. Complicity", International Affairs, Jan.-Feb. 2004.

William D. Rogers, "Why Keep a Lonely Stance on Cuba?", Los Angeles Times, Nov. 13, 1998.



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Government offices
Preceded by
Jack B. Kubisch
Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs
October 7, 1974 – June 18, 1976
Succeeded by
Harry W. Shlaudeman
Preceded by
Charles W. Robinson
Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
June 18, 1976 – December 31, 1976
Succeeded by
Richard N. Cooper