Charles Rogan

Charles Rogan, class of 1879

Feb. 3, 1858: Charles Rogan, class of 1879, was born. He was one of the first six students to enroll at A&M College when it opened in 1876, according to the Texas State Historical Association.

After graduation, Rogan attended Harvard Law School and set up a practice in Giddings. He moved to Brownwood in 1894, where he was county and eventually city attorney. He was elected to the state legislature in 1890 and served as a judge in Brown County. Gov. Joseph Sayers appointed Rogan to land commissioner in 1899, a position he held until 1903. Afterward, he set up a law firm in Austin, which he maintained until 1931.

Rogan's personal papers, memoirs of his time as a student and alumni activity are with Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. He was president of the alumni association from 1918 to 1919 and a member of the A&M College Board of Directors from 1896 to 1898.

Feb. 3, 1984: Michell Tatum set the women's basketball record for number of rebounds in a game with 19. A&M defeated Houston, 81-80.

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