Rodes Kirby Myers son of W.H. and Helen (Kirby) Myers was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 29, 1900. He attended Ogden College from 1916-1919 and taught there in 1920 and at Morganfield High School in 1921. Myers went on to study law at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Kentucky where he obtained his LLB in 1925.
Rodes Myers followed his father into politics and served in many capacities including state representative 1934-1939 and 1945; state senator 1948-1950 and lieutenant governor 1939-1943. He died March 10, 1960.
He appears in this photo with other members of the Ogden College Orchestra in 1917. They are sitting l to r: Joseph Jones, Horace Huddle and Thomas Wright. Standing l to r: Douglas Potter, Thomas Rogers, Foreman Gibson, Raymond Gilliam, Rodes Myers and Joseph Tobin.
The University Archives holds a partial scrapbook created by Rodes Myers during his time at Ogden College. Items are pasted over pages of a State Board of Health Report for 1908-1909. There are many articles about Myers’ participation on the Ogden debate team and other activities. The scrapbook has been scanned and is now available for researchers through TopScholar.