High School of Commerce and the Hamilton Institute, New York City, New York;
and DeWitt Clinton High School, The Bronx, New York.
March 15, 1905 – 1924
(Records on Epsilon Chapter are very sketchy. Initiation dates and order are often approximate.)
1. Richard Flynn. CL 1905. [Baseball] Charter Member of Epsilon Chapter.
2. Kenneth Duke MacAlpin. CL 6/1906. [Football, Captain Track, Captain Tennis, Basketball, Championship of America Relays at St Louis Exposition, American High School Relay Team Record May 13, 1905] Charter Member of Epsilon Chapter. Advertising Staff, The New York Times. J. Walter Thompson Advertising. Home Pattern Company.
3. Nicholas Allen (Nat) Pfletschinger. CL 1907. [Football, Hockey, Track, Championship of America Relays at St Louis Exposition, American High School Relay Team Record May 13, 1905 ] Charter Member of Epsilon Chapter.
4. William John Stevenson. CL 1905. [Football, Basketball] Charter Member of Epsilon Chapter. Grand Recorder.
5. Frank Edward Childs. CL 1905. Charter Member of Epsilon Chapter.
6. (Clarence) Raymond Giles. CL 1907. [Football, Vice President and President Hamilton Literary Society, Glee Club] Charter Member of Epsilon Chapter. Grand Recorder. Grand Secretary.
7. Hugo de Waterville Seniza.
8. Leon Joseph McCabe. CL 6/1907. [Vice President Athletic Asociaton, Captain Baseball]
9. Henry Seeligson. (Seelingson?)
10. John Raymond McWilliam. CL 1908. [Football, Crew] Rose from clerk to President, Corn Exchange Bank of New York. Retired as Vice Chairman of the Board, Chemical Bank (now Chase Bank). New York Bank Clearing House Committee. Who’s Who in America. Who Was Who, Volume IV.
11. Edward Lyell Fox. CL 1908. [Baseball, Football, Manager Basketball, Executive Committee Athletic Association] Beta Theta Pi at Rutgers University. Journalist with The New York American and The New York Sun. Vice President/Managing Editor, Wildman Magazine and News Service. Film writer and cinematographer. War Correspondent in Europe, 1914-1917. Involved in scandal over propaganda subsidized by Germany prior to opening of WW I. Cited in investigation by U. S. Congress. Captain, 349th Field Artillery. Author of three books. Who’s Who in America. Who Was Who, Volume VIII.
12. Howard Anthony Smith. CL 6/1907. (Captain Football, Basketball, Assistant Manager Track, Captain Track, Executive Committee Athletic Association, Baseball] Rutgers University. Civil Engineer. Chief, Bureau of Standards, American National Red Cross. Vice President, 1926-1944, Treasurer, 1932-1944, Director, 1943-1962, Executive Vice President, 1944-1956, Member of the Finance Committee, 1944-1962, Member of the Executive Committee, 1955-1962, American Express Company. Member and first Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Rutgers University. Director, Drydock Savings Bank. Director, Citizens Trust National Bank of Ridgewood, N. J.Who’s Who in America. Who Was Who, Volume IV.
13. Theodore H. Schumann. CL 1907. [Football]
14. Conrad Rudolph Koegler. CL 1909. [Captain Football, Crew] Grand Vice Princeps.
15. Norton B. Leo. CL 1907.
16. Lewis Whitfield Hallock. CL 6/1907. [Football, Track, Athletic Association, Glee Club]
17. Herman Steinkamp. CL 6/1907. [Football, Crew, Athletic Association]
18. Edward Thomas Martin. CL 2/1908
19. Philip Harnischfeger Jr. [Crew, Vice President Sketch Club] Lieutenant, Company C, Seventh Regiment, NYNG, WW I. Huckleberry Indians, NYAC.
20. Warren S. Kelley CL 1910. [Manager Swimming] Grand Historian.
21. Albert Edward (Raoul) Walsh. Seton College. Actor, Director. Author. Actor and Assistant Director of “Birth of a Nation.” Appeared in 27 films between 1913 and 1949. Directed more than 100 movies between 1914 and 1964. Director of silent screen classics like “The Thief of Bagdad” and “What Price Glory.” Directed John Wayne in his first big role. Childhood friend of Virginia O’Hanlon (Yes, There is a Christmas). Autobiography:Each Man in His Own Time. Brother of # 22.
22. George W. (F.?) Walsh. CL 1911. [Baseball, Track, Cross-Country, Swimming, Crew] Fordham University. Georgetown University. Screen actor and film director. Starred in “Intolerance” and “Me and My Gal.” Was original scheduled lead for “Ben-Hur,” replaced by Ramon Novarro. Appeared in 74 films between 1915 and 1936. Brother of # 21.
23. Dexter White. CL 1908. Prominent Photographer.
24. Oscar A. Keegan. CL 1908.
25. Burr Kennedy Garvin. CL 1909. [Football, Crew, Vice President Athletic Association]
26. Walter W. Stake. CL 1909. [Assistant Manager Yearbook, Captain Tennis, Newspaper] Stock broker. Commercial Vice President, A. O. Smith Corporation.
27. Robert E. McWilliam. CL 1910. [Crew]
28. Edward J. Carr. [Rifle Team, Assistant Manager Track] Ensign, U. S. Navy, WW I.
29. Warner C. Pyne. CL 2/1908. [Class Treasurer, Secretary Hamiltonian Literary Society] Grand Recorder. Columbia University. Columbia Law School. Admiralty Lawyer, Pyne, Lynch and Smith. New York Athletic Club. Director, New York Rotary Club. Chairman Democratic Committee of Pelham, New York.
30. Ward Kremer. CL 1908.
31. Herman Ulloa. CL 1908. [Baseball]
32. William A. Clark. CL 1910.
33. Joseph Aloysius Stoughton. CL 1911. Fox Film Corporation.
34. Lewis F. Hyatt. CL 1909. [Rifle Team, Track, Manager Baseball] Grand Secretary. U S. Army Medical Corps, WW I.
35. Merritt Thompson. CL 1909. U. S. Navy, WW I.
36. James A. Ryan. CL 1909. U. S. Army, WW I.
37. Francis X. Archibald. CL 1910. [Football, Baseball, Track, Captain Basketball, President Athletic Association] Grand Recorder. U. S. Navy, WW I.
38. George A. Young. CL 1912.
39. Dr. Robert A. Torrance. CL 6/1909 [Yearbook, Captain Football, Captain Swimming] Executive Council Chairman. Grand Vice Princeps. University of Vermont. New York University. Bellevue Medical College. Lt. Commander, U. S. Navy. Surgeon.
40. Franklin H. Rohrs. CL 1911.
41. Edward C. Galle Jr. CL 1910. [Football, Executive Committee Athletic Association] Columbia University. Rutgers University. President, S. Galle and Company, cheese importers. Vice President, Reynolds and Irving Cheese Company. President, Ray Cheese Corporation. United States Manager, Switzerland Cheese Association.
42. Walter E. Hager. CL 6/1911. [Manager Basketball, Tennis] Pennsylvania Military College.
43. James Moonan. CL 6/1911. [Class Vice President, President Shorthand Club] U. S Army Air Corps. Circulation Department, Charles Scribner’s Sons.
44. James T. Kelleher. CL 1913. [President Athletic Association, Football]
45. Patrick J. Slattery. CL 1912.
46. Robert Lockhart Leslie Jr. CL 1910. [Basketball, Baseball, Literary Society] Phi Gamma Delta at Columbia University. Brother of # 111.
47. Duane S. Somerveil. CL 1913.
48. Charles E. Sturken. CL1912.
49. Walter H. West. CL 1912.
50. David R. Whyte. CL 1913. [Manager Basketball, Captain Basketball, Soccer, Athletic Association, Newspaper]
51. Mariano (Mario) Agramonte. CL 2/1911. [Cross-Country, Captain Swimming, Manager Basketball, Vice President Athletic Association] New York Label and Box Works.
52. Preston H. L. A. Marshall. CL 1912.
53. Richard West. [Secretary Commercial Club]
54. Howard Gardsdell (Jake) Cann. CL 1914. [Captain Basketball, Track, Vice President, President Athletic Association] Dartmouth College, New York University. Top player of basketball and football at NYU. Captain NYU National Championship Teams in both sports. All-American in Basketball. Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year. Seven Sports Halls of Fame. In 1920 he was named as the greatest basketball player in the history of the sport to that date. Olympic Track and Field Team, 1920. (He was originally scheduled to appear as a hurdler, but broke his leg and was then re-selected as a shot-putter). Basketball Coach, NYU, 1924-1958. Coached National Championship Team, 1934-35. Football coach, NYU, 1931-1933. Director of Physical Education, NYU, 1931-1958. Rated as one of the greatest basketball players and coaches. Before the advent of Jesse Owens, generally regarded as the best all-around athlete in American history. Lt. in U. S. Navy, WW I. Brother of # 85.
55. Frank Owen Payne Jr. Honorary Member. Faculty Advisor. University of Akron. Columbia University. Principal, Glen Cove Public School. Chairman Biology Department, High School of Commerce. Author
56. Robert A. Hutchinson. CL 1913.
57. Louis S. Youngling. CL 2/1912. [Football] New York University.
58. Norman Renne. CL 6/1911. [Track, Cross-Country, Class Treasurer] Cornell University.
59. Robert A. Archibald. CL 1914. [Basketball, Captain Baseball]
60. Walter P. Chalaire. CL 6/1912. [Football, Baseball, Captain Basketball, Editor-in-Chief Newspaper] Lt. U. S. Army Air Corps, WW I. New York University. New York University Law School. Newspaper Reporter New York Herald. Lawyer, Scadrett, Tuttle and Chalaire. Vice President, James Gordon Bennett Memorial Fund and Home. President New York University Law Alumni Association.
61. Geoffrey DuBurgh Galwey. CL 1912. [Baseball, Basketball] Phi Gamma Delta at New York University. Portrait Painter. Major, U. S. Army. Head, Art Department, U. S. Army Recruiting Publicity Bureau.
62. Frank Saddler Jr. CL 2/1913.
63. Roderick B. (Roder) Randall. CL 6/1912.
64. Paul L. Blake. CL 1913. [Basketball, Vice President Athletic Association]
65. Dudley Brown. CL 1913.
66. Charles Blenio (Blenis?). CL 1913. [Football, Baseball]
67. Charles J. Kreykenbohm. CL 1913.
68. Hugh F. (Hughie) Thomas. CL 1914.
69. William R. Moore. CL 1914.
70. Chester C. (CC) Kleber. CL 1914. Film Promoter. Vocational Research Agent, American Foundation for the Blind. Manager, Talking Books Program, AFB. First General Manager, National Industries for the Blind, 1938-1960. Received Migel Medal (for greatest help to the blind) from Helen Keller in 1960.
71. Julius Agramonte. CL 1914. [Swimming]
72. Harold Breen. CL 6/1914.
73. Samuel E. Guidici. CL 2/1913. [President Athletic Association, Captain Cross-Country] Grand Secretary (2 years).
74. Herbert H. Buzzini. Transferred to and founded Pi Chapter.
75. Raymond A. Gore. [Manager Football]
76. Eugene J. Quinn Jr. [Football, Track] U. S. Navy, WW I.
77. Francis (Frank) Cox. [Football] U. S. Army, WW I.
78. John Keyes.
79. Raymond J. Costigan. CL 6/1914. [Orchestra] U.S. Navy WW I.
80. Frederick Beck. [Baseball, Soccer] U. S Navy, WW I.
81. F. Garvin. Brother of #82.
82. G. Garvin. Brother of # 81.
83. William H. Fenrich. CL 2/1913. [Basketball]
84. Frank H. Becker. CL 6/1914.
85. Tedford Harris Cann. CL 2/1917. [Captain Swimming, New York City Championship Swimming, Captain Basketball] Phi Gamma Delta at New York University. AAU Champion in Swimming. World record in the 220. Olympic Swimming Team 1920 (injured, did not compete) and 1924. The man who actually won the 1920 Gold Medal for several of the freestyle sprints had been decisively beaten by Cann in the Olympic trials. U. S. Swimming Hall of Fame. Ensign, U. S. Navy in World War I. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, November 5, 1917. First man to win the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War I. Brother of # 54.
86. Albert (Blondy) Graff. CL 6/1916. [Rifle Team, Math Club]
87. G. Edward Wickfors. [Swimming] Executive Vice President, D. C. Andrews and Company (shipping).
88. Harold A. Knierem. CL 2/1916.
89. Robert T. Burns. CL 2/1916. [Captain Baseball] Brother of # 110. U. S Navy, WW I.
90. Renshaw Smith Jr. CL 6/1915. [Manager Swimming] Trade Sales Manager, Director and Corporate Secretary, Devoe and Raynolds Company, Inc. (paint). President, New York Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association.
91. Joseph Mario Lamotti Striker. 1900-Before 01/1917-02/24/1974. Stage and screen actor. Played John the Baptist in Cecil B. DeMille’s “King of Kings.” Appeared in 24 silent-films and one stage play between 1920 and 1929. Major, U. S. Army Transportation Corps in WW II and Korea. Sales Executive, Wilkins Corporation.
92. Daniel Vail. CL 2/1918. [Swimming 1916]
94. G. Darrah.
95. Jack Doran. CL 2/1916.
96. William H. Ferguson.
97. William McAnanly. CL 2/1918.
98. Crawford L. Gilligan. [Captain Baseball] Dartmouth College. U. S. Army, WW I. Stockbroker. Vice President, The Wells Organization. Director of Development, American Leprosy Mission, Inc.
99. Henry F. Brenstater.
100. Thomas Childs. US. Army, WW I.
101. George Coster Jr. Brother of # 102.
102. Walter Coster. Brother of # 101.
103. Joseph Fitzgibbons.
104. Bruno Gunther Jr.
105. William H. Hamilton. [Swimming] U. S. Navy, WW I.
106. Clifford E. Sharp.
107. Lincoln Wilson.
108. Harry McKay.
109. Paul Mooney. U.S. Navy, WW I. Coach Columbia University Basketball.
110. Paul P. Burns. [Baseball] Brother of # 89.
111. Jesse L. Leslie. Brother of # 46.
112. P. F. Archibald.
113. Charles E. Baldwin.
114. George A. Bernard.
115. Carl Brown.
116. David Conovan.
117. G. Cook.
118. Edward Dowling.
119. Joseph Eaton.
120. Rev. Harold Enoch Ensley. Princeton University.
121. George Frost.
122. Arthur S. Hanley.
123. Thomas Tracy Heney. CL 1926. [Newspaper, Manager Swimming, Diving, Crew, Honor Society] University of Pennsylvania. Middlebury College. Albany Law School. Attorney. President National Sugar Refining Company. Executive Director Practising Law Institute. Professor New York University Law School. Who’s Who in America. Who’s Who in the World.
124. David Holbrook.
125. Thomas Hugh.
126. T. H. Kendig.
127. R. Kirwan.
128. Jackson Koennecke.
129. George J. Kuck.
130. T. McCormick.
131. T. McCormick.
132. Richard Meyers.
133. Dr. E. B. Plump (Philip?).
134. George Prince. CL 1926. [Football, All-Scholastic Football]
135. William Wagner. CL 2/1918.
136. Milton O. Weinlandt. Clerk, Susquehanna Mills, silk manufacturer.
137. John Wilson. Brother of # 138.
138. William Wilson. Brother of # 137.
139. Henry C. Wisseman.
140. Stuart Alexander Hufford.