Brother Roger Gregory is one of many Omega Men of the judiciary who have made an impactful difference in Richmond, Virginia, and the nation. Brother Gregory was initiated into the Upsilon Nu Chapter, later serving the Phi Phi Chapter in Richmond.
A graduate of Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia, Brother Gregory lettered on the football team as an offensive guard. In 1975, he graduated from Virginia State College (Summa Cum Laude).
In 1978, Brother graduated from the University of Michigan School of Law, and shortly thereafter became the first African American lawyer hired by the law firm of Butzel and Long in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1983, Brother Gregory joined Brother L. Douglas Wilder in forming the Wilder, Gregory Law Firm in Richmond, focusing on corporate law.
In 1999, Brother Gregory was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve on the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Following the Republican-led U.S. Senate failing to confirm his nomination, he was again nominated for the same court by President George W. Bush, thereby becoming the first federal judge nominated by a Democrat and a Republican President.
Brother Gregory has served as the Rector of Virginia Commonwealth University and on a host of corporate and community boards, including: Virginia State University Foundation, Richmond Renaissance, Richmond Metro Chamber of Commerce, Legal Aid Society, Friends Association, and the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association.
In 2016, Brother Gregory was interviewed by History Makers for his ground-breaking career.
In addition to being a consummate reader of prose and poetry Brother Gregory’s current passion is playwriting and acting.
Please make time to get to learn a little more about our good Brother by watching this short clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWIWk2xEVo.
Thank you once again for Walking the Ward with us.
Make it a great week Brothers. Be noble!
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