Frank Reed Horton
Frank Reed Horton (July 17, 1896 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania – August 28, 1966 in Easton, Pennsylvania), was a United States educator. He is best known as the founder and first national president of Alpha Phi Omega, an international service fraternity.
Scout Executive Homestead District Council, PA, 1927–28. Horton taught history, government and English at Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College, both located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Author of Poetry Writing and Appreciation (1942). He also was an industrial accountant for Ingersoll-Rand Company.
- Worcester Academy, Class of 1914
- Associate degree in law, Boston University, 1917
- A.B. degree, Lafayette College, 1926
- M.A. degree in history, Lafayette College, 1938
- L.L.B. degree, La Salle Extension University, 1937
As the founder and first National President (1926–1931) of Alpha Phi Omega, he provided the leadership to extend the fraternity to eighteen campuses and established the first national structure for the fraternity.
Numerous Alpha Phi Omega honors and award
- Awarded the National Distinguished Service Key
- Named National Fall Pledge Class Namesake (1966).
Among fraternity members, he is sometimes referred to as "The Lightbearer" as he was the principal founder of the organization.
- Deputy Scout Commissioner, Easton Scout Council, PA, 1923-?
- Scout Executive, Homestead District Council, PA, 1927–28
- Scout Executive, Shenandoah Area Council, Winchester, VA, 1929 - 1931
- Member, Freemasonry, 1918; Royal Arch/York Rite, 1919; Scottish Rite.
- Member, Kiwanis (joined between 1920–22)
- Member, Knights of Pythias (joined between 1920–22)