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James Charles (“Jimmie”) 1897–1933, U.S. country-and-western singer, guitarist, and composer.
Richard, 1902–79, U.S. composer of popular music.
William Henry (“Bill”) born 1947, U.S. distance runner.
a male given name, form of Roger.
Contemporary Examples

Not only is Rodgers the greatest ever, he may just be getting started.
Aaron Rodgers: the NFL’s Best Quarterback of All Time Allen Barra January 14, 2012

In Rodgers’ case, words have seldom been necessary—he doesn’t discuss his faith unless asked.
Aaron Rodgers: the NFL’s Best Quarterback of All Time Allen Barra January 14, 2012

Rodgers hails from Chico, Calif., an idyllic pristine town in Northern California about a three-hour drive from San Francisco.
Aaron Rodgers: the NFL’s Best Quarterback of All Time Allen Barra January 14, 2012

Police say Rodgers was found with a Glock 34 and two Sig Sauer P226s and more than 400 rounds of ammunition.
Watch Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger’s Chilling YouTube Video May 24, 2014

Rodgers plays for America’s only professional town team (as opposed to city).
Aaron Rodgers: the NFL’s Best Quarterback of All Time Allen Barra January 14, 2012

Historical Examples

Rodgers opened a broadside upon the surly stranger, and after a short combat silenced her guns.
Harper’s Young People, August 10, 1880 Various

Rodgers also published the Medico-Chirurgical Review, about 1838.
The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850 Albert Smyth

Each year Rodgers Warren took infinite pains to please and surprise his idolized daughter.
Cap’n Warren’s Wards Joseph C. Lincoln

Diana flung her cloak to Rodgers, and ordered tea in the library.
The Following of the Star Florence L. Barclay

“Delia’s like a marionette—always dancing to some hidden string,” the teacher remarked once to Miss Rodgers.
The Jolliest School of All Angela Brazil

Richard. 1902–79, US composer of musical comedies. He collaborated with the librettist Lorenz Hart on such musicals as A Connecticut Yankee (1927), On Your Toes (1936), and Pal Joey (1940). After Hart’s death his librettist was Oscar Hammerstein II. Two of their musicals, Oklahoma! (1943) and South Pacific (1949), received the Pulitzer Prize


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