Ezra Dee Alexander
|Ezra Dee Alexander|
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||September 29, 1971|
|Occupation||Founder of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Physician|
Founding of Kappa Alpha Psi
In 1910, Alexander entered Indiana University. There he met Elder Watson Diggs and other men who, together on January 5, 1911, would establish the fraternity known as Kappa Alpha Psi. Although teaching, Alexander maintained interest in the fraternity throughout his time at Indiana University, and was a member of the first alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, the Chicago Alumni Chapter, established on April 6, 1919.
Alexander graduated Indiana University in 1917 with his bachelor's degree, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University in 1919. Thereafter, Alexander practiced medicine in Indianapolis and in 1920 married Mary Hunter, an Indianapolis public school teacher. Beginning in 1950, Alexander served several terms as a member of the Grand Board of Directors of Kappa Alpha Psi until his death.
Alexander died on September 29, 1971 at the Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Among those who attended his funeral were Founders Guy Levis Grant and Edward Giles Irvin.
- Bryson, Ralph J. (2003). The Story of Kappa Alpha Psi: A History of the Beginning and Development of A College Greek Letter Organization 1911–1999. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- "Founder: Ezra Dee Alexander". Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Official Website. Retrieved 2008-06-13.