– July 12
) was an early American
academic. He was born in Coggeshall, Essex, England
and came to New England with his father in 1636. In 1660 he married Elizabeth Denison of Ipswich
. He was educated at Harvard College
graduating with a B.A.
in 1649, and a M.A.
, 1652). A resident of Ipswich, Massachusetts
, Rogers practiced medicine and assisted his brother-in-law William Hubbard
in the ministry, despite neither having been ordained as a minister
or trained as a physician
. In 1682 he was appointed President of Harvard
; but this position he held for only two years before suddenly dying at the age of 54.