History of Rogers and Bell

An Oklahoma Story of Excellence and Service.

 

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1908

Harry H. Rogers establishes practice in Holdenville, OK, and is hired as counsel for Holdenville Oil and Gas by Robert McFarlin and J. A. Chapman.

1912

Rogers, McFarlin and Chapman move to Tulsa. McFarlin and Chapman form the McMan Oil Company.

1914

John Rogers graduates from OU College of Law and joins brother Harry’s law practice.

1920

Harry Rogers’ law practice becomes known as John Rogers and Associates. Harry Rogers retires.

1949

First Chapman Trust created.

1954

William H. Bell joins John Rogers and Associates.

1964

John Rogers becomes individual trustee of the Chapman Trusts, succeeding his brother Albert Rogers.

1966

J. A. Chapman dies, establishing the J. A. Chapman and Leta M. Chapman Charitable Trust. Practice renamed Rogers and Bell.

1974

Leta Chapman dies, establishing the Leta M. Chapman Memorial Trust.

1977

John Rogers dies. William H. Bell becomes individual trustee of the Chapman Trusts.

1979

Dr. Andrew G. Cowles dies, establishing Ruth Chapman Cowles and Andrew G. Cowles Memorial Trust.

1980

Pauline Walter dies, establishing Pauline McFarlin Walter Memorial Trust.

1985

Sharon J. Bell joins the firm.

1987

Gregory Allen Gray joins the firm.

1988

William H. Bell dies. Sharon J. Bell named individual trustee of the Chapman Trusts.

1991

Robert S. Farris joins the firm.

2004

Clint T. Swanson joins the firm.

2010

Matthew S. Farris joins the firm