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Rogers Israel Marquis ’23

Published in Oct. 13, 1993, issue

WE LOST our distinguished and everloyal classmate Oct. 31, 1992. Rogers was born Mar. 27, 1901, in Detroit, Mich. He grew up in Detroit, where he prepared for Princeton at Northfield H.S. and later at Princeton Prep. As an undergraduate, he belonged to Terrace Club. After graduation, he attended law school at Ann Arbor.

In 1941, Mary Ledyard became Mrs. Rogers Marquis. The couple settled in Birmingham, Mich., and Rogers began work at the Detroit law firm of Dickinson Wright. Later, he became v.P. for personnel and chief labor negotiator for the Federal Mogul Corp. He retired in 1966 and enjoyed living with many old tigers at Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs.

Outside of his professional life, Rogers had many special interests. Rogers maintained an extensive collection of sculpture from Marshall Fredericks, a large portion of which he donated to the Saginaw Valley Museum. He was involved with Reading for the Blind, the Detroit Historical Society, and of course with Princeton, taking an active part in Princeton's $330million campaign, for example. Before our 60th reunion, Rog wrote of Princeton, "It has been, on balance, a happy, interesting, exciting, fulfilling experience in which I am grateful to have been a part.

His wife, Mary, predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Carrittee, and several nieces and nephews. The Class of 1923 takes great pride in the life of Rogers Marquis.

The Class of 1923

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