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Dr. Harrison Lockhart Rogers Jr.

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ROGERS, Harrison Dr. Harrison Lockhart Rogers, Jr., passed away peacefully on June 21, 2008, in the presence of his family. A 10:00 AM visitation and 11:00 AM funeral will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street NE, on Tuesday, June 24, followed by a graveside service at Westview Cemetery. Born in Cumberland, MD, on October 25, 1923, Dr. Rogers attended Boys' High School and then Emory University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, and received his MD degree from Emory Medical School in 1952. He practiced general surgery for over 40 years in Atlanta. Long active in the Medical Association of Georgia, he served in many capacities, including Vice-Speaker and then Speaker of its House of Delegates, member of its Board of Trustees, and chairman of several committees. In 1981 Dr. Rogers received the Distinguished Service Award from the Medical Association of Georgia. In 1983, he was presented with the Award of Honor by Emory University Medical Alumni Association and received an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Emory University in 1986. Dr. Rogers was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Emory and was on the active and teaching staffs of Crawford Long and Piedmont Hospitals. He also served as Speaker of the American Medical Association House of Delegates from 1981 to 1984. In 1984 he was elected President of the American Medical Association and served from 1985 to 1986. After retiring from medical practice, he was on the Board of Directors of SunHealth, an organization of hospitals in the Southeast. He was instrumental in the development of surgical inventory software for Surgical Information Systems. He was also an active consultant and Board member for Locum Tenens, and he aided in establishing the Surgical Division to provide temporary staffing of surgeons for local area needs. He was an active member of the Atlanta Rotary. Dr. Rogers is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Clarkson Rogers. He is also survived by Harrison and Susan Rogers, Michael and Vickie Rogers, Theodosia and Billy Wade, Ellen and Bruce Hamilton, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The family requests that donations be sent to the Presbyterian Homes of Georgia in lieu of flowers. HARRISON LOCKHART ROGERS, JR.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from June 23 to June 24, 2008
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