The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Rogers, John Warrington
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Rogers, John Warrington, M.A., Q.C., eldest son of the late John Warrington Rogers, of London, entered as a student of the Middle Temple in June 1843, and was called to the bar in Nov. 1846. Having emigrated to Tasmania, he was admitted to practise there in August 1865, and was Solicitor-General in the first Ministry formed under responsible government from Dec. 1856 to Feb. 1857. In the latter year he removed to Victoria, where he was admitted to the Bar in March. In 1858 he was appointed a County Court Judge in Victoria, and held that position for many years, when he retired on a pension. Mr. Rogers, who is an M.A. of Melbourne University, was appointed a Law Lecturer at that University in 1878, and the same year was made Q.C. He was President of the Royal Commission on Education appointed by the O'Loghlen Government.