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William P. Rogers
William P. Rogers, U.S. Secretary of State.jpg
55th United States Secretary of State
In office
January 22, 1969 – September 3, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Dean Rusk
Succeeded by Henry Kissinger
63rd United States Attorney General
In office
October 23, 1957 – January 20, 1961
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Herbert Brownell
Succeeded by Robert F. Kennedy
4th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
January 20, 1953 – October 23, 1957
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Ross L. Malone
Succeeded by Lawrence Walsh
Personal details
Born
William Pierce Rogers

(1913-06-23)June 23, 1913
Norfolk, New York, U.S.
Died January 2, 2001(2001-01-02) (aged 87)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Adele Langston (m. 1937–2001)
Children 4
Education Colgate University (BA)
Cornell University (LLB)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
Unit USS Intrepid
Battles/wars World 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.


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