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Emma Winner Rogers


Was a native of Plainfield, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Reverend John Ogden Winner and granddaughter of Reverend Isaac Winner, D.D., both clergymen of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

For six years she was the corresponding secretary of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Detroit Conference and later honorary president of the Rock River Conference, Woman's Home Missionary Society. She is especially interested in literary work on the lines of social science and political economy and has been a contributor on these subjects to various papers and periodicals.

She has written a monograph entitled "Deaconesses in the Early and Modem Church." Mrs. Rogers is a woman of marked ability and specially endowed with strong logical faculties and the power of dispassionate judgment. She is of the type of American College women who with the advantage of higher training and higher education, bring their disciplined faculties to bear with equally good effect upon the amenities of social life and the philanthropic and economic questions of the day.

She is the wife of Henry Wade Rogers, of Buffalo, New York, dean of the Law School of the University of Michigan, and later president of the Northwestern University of Evanston Illinois. As the wife of the president of a great University her influence upon the young men and women connected with it was marked and advantageous. Mrs. Rogers has left an impress upon the life of her times that is both salutary and permanent. She is the author of The Journal of a Country Woman

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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