Roger Duncan began his fifty-six years of service to the sport at the age of seventeen, working for the National Trotting Association (NTA) in Hartford, Connecticut. Duncan was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1880 and raised in Hartford, where he lived all his life. He served as secretary of the NTA and was one of the key figures in the merger of associations which resulted in the creation of the USTA. He was that organization's first executive secretary and later its executive vice president. Roger Duncan died on November 11, 1953 at age seventy-three.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals