Newton D. Baker (Johns Hopkins 1892, Washington & Lee 1894)

Autographed picture of Newton D. Baker (Johns Hopkins 1892, Washington and Lee 1894).
, Newton D. Baker (Johns Hopkins 1892, Washington & Lee 1894)

First Archon Treasurer of Phi Gamma Delta - 1898-1899
Archon President - 1905-1910

Mayor of Cleveland - 1912-1915
US Secretary of War during WWI - 1916-1921

Credited with the definition of Fraternity:

"A Fraternity is an association of men, selected in their college days by democratic processes, because of their adherence to common ideals and aspirations. Out of their association arises a personal relation which makes them unselfishly seek to advance one another in the arts of life and to add, to the formal instruction of the college curriculum, the culture and character which men acquire by contact with great personalities, or when admitted to partnership in great traditions. A Fraternity, too, is of such character that after men have left college they delight to renew their own youth by continued association with it and to bring their richest experiences back to the younger generation in part payment of the debt which they feel themselves owe to the fraternity for what it gave them in their formative years."
Abstract/Description: Autographed picture of Newton D. Baker (Johns Hopkins 1892, Washington and Lee 1894).

Subject(s): Famous Fiji