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Henry A. Callis became a practicing physician, and a Howard University Professor of Medicine.  Prior to moving to Washington, he was a medical consultant to the Veterans Hospital in Tuskegee, AL.  He was the only one of the ‘Cornell Seven’ to become General President. He passed into Omega Chapter in 1974, at the age of 87.

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Charles H. Chapman   became a Professor of Agriculture at what is now Florida A&M University.  Jewel Chapman was the founder of FAMU’s Beta Nu Chapter. During the organization of Alpha Chapter, he was the first chairman of the Committee on Initiation and Organization.

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Eugene K. Jones   became the first Executive Secretary of the National Urban League. A versatile leader, he organized the first three Fraternity chapters that branched out from Cornell – Beta at Howard, Gamma at Virginia Union, and the original Delta at the University of Toronto in Canada. Jewel Jones has the distinction of being one of the first initiates as well as an original founder.

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George B. Kelley   became the first African American engineer registered in the State of New York.  Jewel Kelley served as the first president of Alpha Chapter. In addition, Jewel Kelley worked on the committees that developed the Fraternity handshake and ritual.

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Nathaniel A. Murray   returned to his home in Washington, D.C., where he taught in the public schools, mainly at Armstrong Vocational High School. He was a charter member of Mu Lambda Chapter.

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Robert H. Ogle  entered the secretarial field and had the privilege of serving as a professional staff member to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. Jewel Ogle proposed the Fraternity’s colors,and worked with Jewel Kelley on the first ritual.

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Vertner W. Tandy   became the state of New York’s first registered African American architect, with offices on Broadway. The designer of the Fraternity pin also holds the distinction of being the first African American to pass the military commissioning examination and was commissioned First Lieutenant in the 15th Infantry of the New York State National Guard.

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