By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 551
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is proud to join
    1-3  with the family and friends of Judge Max M. Rogers in honoring this
    1-4  beloved magistrate on the grand occasion of his 90th birthday; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, Born at Guy's Store in Leon County on March 17, 1903,
    1-6  Judge Rogers has lived in Huntsville most of his life; and
    1-7        WHEREAS, A warm and personable individual, Judge Rogers has
    1-8  earned the respect and friendship of the citizens of Huntsville; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, The high esteem in which Judge Rogers is held
   1-10  is richly deserved; his life has been filled with many notable
   1-11  accomplishments; and
   1-12        WHEREAS, After graduating from Normangee High School in
   1-13  Leon County, he attended Burleson College, Baylor University,
   1-14  Vanderbilt University, and The University of Texas School of Law;
   1-15  and
   1-16        WHEREAS, His impressive judicial career began in 1930 when
   1-17  he was elected district attorney for the 12th Judicial District,
   1-18  a position he held for five years until he was elected district
   1-19  judge of the district in 1936; and
   1-20        WHEREAS, First appointed administrative judge of the Second
   1-21  Administrative Judicial District by Governor W. Lee O'Daniel in
   1-22  1940, Judge Rogers served in both positions until 1964; he held
   1-23  the administrative judgeship until his retirement in 1983; and
    2-1        WHEREAS, His wise counsel and sound judgment were sought
    2-2  in many areas; Judge Rogers was a member of the Texas Supreme
    2-3  Court's committee that established the State Bar of Texas and
    2-4  served with distinction as director of the state bar in 1940
    2-5  and 1941; and
    2-6        WHEREAS, Recognized by his associates for his expertise
    2-7  and exceptional abilities, Judge Rogers was named one of the
    2-8  12 foremost jurists in Texas in 1962; he freely gave of his time
    2-9  and energies as a member of the Texas Civil Judicial Council and
   2-10  as Director of the National Conference of Metropolitan Judges; and
   2-11        WHEREAS, This remarkable gentleman is truly deserving of
   2-12  the long and productive life with which he has been blessed; now,
   2-13  therefore, be it
   2-14        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-15  73rd Legislature, hereby extend sincere birthday greetings
   2-16  with many happy returns to Judge Max M. Rogers and declare him
   2-17  a treasured citizen of his town and state; and, be it further
   2-18        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
   2-19  Judge Rogers as a token of the admiration and gratitude of the
   2-20  Texas Senate.
   2-21                                 _____________________________________
   2-22                                        President of the Senate
   2-23                                      I hereby certify that the
   2-24                                 above Resolution was adopted by
   2-25                                 the Senate on April 5, 1993.
    3-1                                 _____________________________________
    3-2                                        Secretary of the Senate
    3-3                                 _____________________________________
    3-4                                         Member, Texas Senate