Province History

Province Timeline

1916 – The 6th Grand Chapter Meeting) was held at Ohio State University    Columbus, Ohio

1921 – The 11th Grand Chapter Meeting was held in Cleveland, Ohio.

At this time we were apparently part of the Third District as we were known then.  Before the creation of Alumni Chapters, both Undergraduate and Graduates were in the same Chapter like Delta, Tau, etc.

1923 –   George F. David, II, Delta Chapter was the (Third) District Manager.  (Later he became the Third Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity).

1924 –   C. O. Pearson of Delta Chapter was the District Manager

1925 –   William F. Savoy of Delta Chapter was the District Manager

It was during 1926 that The Grand Chapter converted from 8 Districts to 8 Provinces:  Eastern, Middle Eastern, North Central, Great Lakes, Northwestern, Western, Southern, and Southeastern.  (WE BECAME PART OF THE MIDEASTERN PROVINCE) 1926

1926 –    T. Gillis Nutter of Tau Chapter was the Province Polemarch

1927 –    T. Gillis Nutter of Tau Chapter was the Province Polemarch

1928 –   William F. Savoy, of Delta Chapter then Wilberforce Alumni (founded December 8th, 1928) was the Province Polemarch

1929 –   George F. David, II of Wilberforce Alumni was Province Polemarch

1930 –   E. Champ Warrick of Wilberforce Alumni was Province Polemarch

1931 –   Dorsey T. Murray of Wilberforce Alumni   was Province Polemarch

1932 –   Benjamin L. Goode of Wilberforce Alumni was Province Polemarch

1932 (22nd Grand Chapter Meeting) was held in Charleston, West Virginia

1933 –   Benjamin L. Goode of Wilberforce Alumni was Province Polemarch

1934 – William J. Madison of Zeta Chapter was Province Polemarch

1935 – William J. Madison of Zeta Chapter was Province Polemarch

The newly Created East Central Province started in 1936.  The East Central Province met at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio

1936 through 1943 – Dr. R. Eugene Clarke of Cincinnati Alumni Chapter was Province   Polemarch

1944 – E. Stratton Hopson of Columbus Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

1945 through 1949 – Dr. David D. White of Columbus Alumni Chapter was Province   Polemarch

1950 through 1955 – Lawrence J. Powell of Columbus Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

In 1952 the 42nd Grand Chapter Meeting was held in Cleveland, Ohio

In 1955 the 45th Grand Chapter Meeting was held in Columbus, Ohio

1956 through 1959- James Allen of Columbus Alumni Chapter was Province   Polemarch

1960 – Girardeau A. Spann of Cleveland Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

1961 through 1966 G. Thurston Frazier of Wilberforce Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

In 1962 the 51st Grand Chapter Meeting was held in Toledo, Ohio – Northern Province

1967 through 1970 Fred A. Clement of Charleston Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

1971 through 1984 LT. COL. George N. Charlton, Jr. of   Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

1985 – Walter Blount of Akron Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch (from Sep 1984 through Aug 1985)

1986 through 1991 – Calvin D. Heard of, Dayton Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch (starting August 1985)

1992 to 1999 – Eric S. Morris of Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

1999 to 2003 – Elvin R. Jones of Cleveland Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

In 2001 the 75th Grand Chapter Meeting was held in Cleveland, Ohio

2003 to 2009 – William H. Fields, II of Cleveland and Later Columbus Alumni Chapter was Province Polemarch

2011 to 2015 William Randy Bates of Houston Alumni (Zeta Chapter Initiate) was elected Grand Polemarch

2009 to 2015  – Charles Dawson of Cleveland Alumni is Province Polemarch

January 22, 2015 – The Delta Chapter celebrates 100 years

May 30, 2015 – Zeta Chapter holds its 100 year celebration with the Grand Polemarch as the keynote speaker

2015 Darren Jordan of Columbus Alumni was appointed Province Polemarch