Robert Alonzo Rogers

Physics Faculty

Dr. Robert Alonzo Rogers, professor of physics at the University of Northern Iowa for nineteen years, from 1947 until his retirement in 1966, died in Bradenton, Florida, of cancer, July 30, 1970.  He had been in ill health for some time. Dr. Rogers received his B. A. from Miami University of Ohio and his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Iowa.  In 1925 he married the former Marian Berner in Clinton.  She survives her husband. Dr. Rogers came to UNI in 1947, after serving as a professor of physics at Park College in Parkville, Missouri, from 1926 to 1942.  He taught physics at the Navy Flight School and in the Army V-5 Program during World War II in Iowa City. In addition to his longterm teaching at UNI, Dr. Rogers was director of the Academic Year Institutes from 1958 until his retirement. Mrs. Rogers is living at 902 Desert Hills Drive, Sun City Center, Florida.  She said that memorials may be sent to Sartori Hospital or the American Cancer Society. (News release draft, August 17, 1970)