Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

James Grafton Rogers


Colorado attorney, educator, author, statesman, musician and composer; first president of the Colorado Mountain Club; Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law; Assistant Secretary of State in the Hoover Administration; President of the State Historical Society; 1971 Governor's Award for Excellence (for historic preservation).


James Grafton Rogers, The Goldenrod Lode; A Frontier Drama in Verse (Denver: Printed for the Cactus Club, 1920) [online text]

Occasional Poems

James Grafton Rogers, Valedictory Poem (New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1905)(15 pgs.)(Yale University Class of 1905)


James Grafton Rogers, Wartime Washington: The Secret OSS Journal of James Grafton Rogers, 1942-1943 (Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1987)(Thomas F. Troy ed.)


James Grafton Rogers, The Fire of Romance, an imaginative play in one act (Denver: Printed for the Cactus Club, 1920)

_________________, And the Third Day; an imaginary dialogue in three parts (Denver, The Cactus Club, 1923)

_________________, American Bar Leaders: Biographies of the Presidents of the American Bar Association, 1878-1928 (Chicago: American Bar Association, 1932)

_________________, Shall I Become a Lawyer? (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1933)

_________________, The Standard American Law School (Chicago: American Bar Association, 1936)(21 pgs.)(reprint)

_________________, World Policing and the Constitution: An Inquiry into the Powers of the President and Congress, Nine wars and a Hundred Military Operations, 1789-1945 (1945)(Boston: World Peace Foundation, 1968)

_________________, The Rush to the Rockies: Background of Colorado History (Denver: State Historical Society of Colorado, 1957)

_________________, My Rocky Mountain Valley (Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Press, 1968)

Writings: Articles

James Grafton Rogers, Hughes as Secretary of State, 27 American Bar Association Journal 411-412 (July 1941)

Research Resources

John Grafton Rogers Collection
Colorado Historical Society Library
Denver Colorado

Denver Public Library