Fred A. Rogers (1869 - 1949)


B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan


1896 - 1897
Instructor of Mathematics and Assistant in Physics, Lewis Institute
1897 - 1898
Instructor in Physics, Lewis Institute
1898 - 1922
Assistant Professor of Physics, Lewis Institute
1922 - 1940
Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Lewis Institute
1932 - 1940
Dean of Engineering, Lewis Institute
1938 - 1940
Co-Director of Lewis Institute
1941 - 1945
Director of War Training Program, Illinois Institute of Technology


Fred Rogers joined Lewis Institute in 1896 as an Instructor in Math and an Assistant in Physics. He worked there for over 40 years eventually becoming a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering and then the Dean-Emeritus of Engineering and finally the Co-Director of Lewis Institute. Rogers retired in 1940 but was brought back by the newly created Illinois Institute of Technology (a combination of Lewis Institute and Armour Institute) to be the Director of their newly created War Training Program. Rogers then retired from that position at the end of WWII in 1945.

Rogers was a member of the Western Society of Engineers (where he served as Chairman of the Illuminating Engineering Section), the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (where he served as Chairman of the Chicago Section), the Physics Club of Chicago, and was also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (A.A.A.S.).