Jud was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Sandusky, Ohio, to Justin and Eloise Larkin Rogers. His great-grandfather Earl Larkin was a member of the Class of 1841.

Jud was a politics major and president of Key and Seal, and graduated cum laude. He roomed with Bomanti, Fleming, Gibson, Gilbert, Lawson, Water Smith, Vrooman, and Wolfe.

In 1954 he earned a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. After serving in the Army for two years, he did civil trial work with a Columbus law firm. In 1958 he went to work for the Ohio Edison Co. (now a subsidiary of First Energy) and moved to Akron. He was with the utility for 36 years, ultimately serving as president, then chairman, and finally as CEO.

Jud died April 10, 2019, in the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center. He is survived by his wife, Jane Nichols Rogers; his children, Sarah, Anne, and Justin III; grandson Angus Warren; stepdaughter Christine Runyan and her family; and his former wife, Virginia. His sister, Barbara Rogers Lee, predeceased him. Memorial contributions to the Cleveland Clinic Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333, would be most appreciated.

Undergraduate Class of 1951