Marguerite Young Alexander
|Marguerite Young Alexander|
|Born||March 1, 1889
Springfield, Illinois, USA
|Died||December 3, 1954
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Alma mater||Howard University|
|Known for||Co-founder of Delta Sigma Theta
Also charter member of sorority's Lambda chapter
Young was a student of romance and classical languages at Howard University, where she graduated in 1913. While there she participated in numerous campus activities including the co-founding of Delta Sigma Theta. She married a dentist named Waldo Alexander and was also a charter member of Delta Sigma Theta's Lambda Chapter, based in her hometown of Chicago.
She died in Chicago.
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- "Fourteenth Census of the United States:1920–Population". Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 104, Chicago, Second Ward, Cook County, Illinois: National Archives and Records Administration. January 2, 1920. p. 1A.
- "Historical Cook County, Illinois Vital Records [database online]". Death Certificates. Cook County (IL) Clerk's Office. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
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