Edmund Law Rogers was born July 1, 1850 in Baltimore, Maryland. He prepared for college at the James Kinnier Academy in Baltimore, where Founder Frank Courtney Nicodemus was one of his classmates. As with Arnold, Rogers entered the University of Virginia as a freshman in 1869.
Rogers studied architecture and also developed an interest in acting. His graphic talent is apparent in the Badge of Kappa Sigma, which Rogers designed. He was a successful actor, known under his stage name as Leslie Edmunds.
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