List of St. Anthony Hall members

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St. Anthony Hall was founded at Columbia College and New York University on January 17, 1847.

Founders of Alpha chapter[edit]

Bookplate from library of the Railroad Financier S.F. Barger, a founding Member. Bookplate created by the prominent engraver Edwin Davis French

According to the 20th edition (1991) of Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities ISBN 0-9637159-0-9, two founding members are cited:

  • Edward Forbes Travis
  • Charles Arms Budd (N.Y.U. 1850), medical doctor [1]

According to the 1st edition (1879) of Baird's [2], there are four founding members cited, with Charles Budd the only name in common.

  • Charles Arms Budd
  • William Myn Van Wagenen (Columbia College)
  • John Hone Anthon (Columbia College), leader of the Apollo Hall Democracy, a political group that worked to bring Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall to justice.
  • Samuel F. Barger (Columbia College), Lawyer and railroad director and financier associated with the Vanderbilts.[3] [4]

The discrepancy appears to arise from editorial decisions by Baird's. Another source provides similar data [5]. A complete listing of the chapter membership in its first few years may be found in an 1881 edition of a Columbia College directory [6].

The book A Tour Around New York contains contemporaneous sketches of life and associates a number of Columbia College students including Barger, Anthon, Col. H.S. Olcott (listed below under Other 19th century) and Stewart L. Woodford (listed below in Congress). [7]

The 1889 Catalogue of the Members of the Fraternity of Delta Psi has been scanned by Google. It lists Samuel W. Barger as a founding member and a lawyer. [8]

Some notable members[edit]


  • John Lawson Stoddard, (1850–1931) famous lecturer and bestselling author of international travelogues. Theologian and poet
  • Thomas Nelson Page, (1853–1922) popular author and diplomat, US Ambassador to Italy, 1913 to 1919.
  • Harold A. Lamb (1892–1962) American historian, screenwriter, short story writer, and novelist. Columbia University graduate. Author of biography of Genghis Khan (1927)
  • Isaac Austin Henderson (1850–1909) Newspaperman and writer. Publisher New York Evening Post. Expatriate and Roman Catholic convert.
  • Christopher Grant La Farge (1897–1956) Novelist and poet

Diplomacy and national security[edit]

Business and industry[edit]


Media and entertainment[edit]

Politicians and lawmakers[edit]

  • Robert Adams Jr., Republican Representative from Pennsylvania 1893–1906 and United States Minister to Brazil (1889–1890)[1]
  • Joseph Wright Alsop IV, Republican Connecticut State Representative 1907–1909, State senate 1909–1913[5]
  • Charles F. Bachmann, Republican West Virginia State Delegate 1957–1960[5]
  • Joseph W. Bailey, Democratic Representative from Texas 1891–1901, House minority leader 1897–1899, United States Senate 1901–1913
  • Nick Bain, Democratic State Representative, Mississippi. 2012 to present.
  • Risden Bennett, Democratic Representative from North Carolina 1883–1887
  • Harry F. Byrd, Jr., U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1965–1983, newspaper publisher and businessman
  • Thomas Clendinen Catchings, Democratic Representative from Mississippi 1885–1900
  • Joseph S. Clark, United States Senator from Pennsylvania 1957–1969
  • Ernest Cluett, United States Representative from New York 1937–1943
  • Thomas C. Coffin, Democratic Representative from Idaho 1933–1934
  • Lawrence Coughlin, Republican Representative from Pennsylvania 1969–1991
  • Charles Schuveldt Dewey, Republican Representative from Illinois 1941–1942, as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the 1920s, he was responsible for the redesign and downsizing of U.S. paper currency.[5] He was the father of Yale Berzelius Secret Society member A. Peter Dewey, the first American to be killed in the Vietnam War, in 1945.
  • Charles James Faulkner, (1847–1929) United States Senator (Democrat) from West Virginia 1887–1899
  • Hamilton Fish II, Republican Representative from New York 1909–1911
  • Eric Garcetti, 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles, CA (2013–present). Los Angeles City Councilman (2001–2013).
  • Albert Taylor Goodwyn, Populist Party Representative from Alabama 1895–1896
  • John A. Lile, Democratic Delegate, West Virginia House of Delegates 1953–1958[5]
  • Charles Henry Martin, Democratic Representative from Oregon 1931–1935. Governor of Oregon 1935–1939
  • Rounsaville S. McNeal, Republican State Representative, Mississippi (District 105). 2016–2020
  • John Murry Mitchell, Republican Representative from New York 1896–1899
  • Hernando Money, Democratic Representative from Mississippi 1875–1885
  • Edward de Veaux Morrell, Republican Representative 1899–1906.
  • James B. Murray, Democratic Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates 1974–1982[6]
  • Truman Newberry, Republican United States Senator from Michigan 1919–1922, Secretary of the Navy 1908–1909
  • James Breck Perkins, Representative from New York 1901–1910, historian
  • William S. Reyburn, Republican Representative from Pennsylvania 1911–1913
  • Andrew Roraback, Republican Connecticut State Senate 2000–2008, Connecticut General Assembly 1994–2000
  • Daniel Lindsay Russell (1845–1908) Governor of North Carolina 1897–1901 ( Republican)
  • Francis W. Sargent, 64th governor of Massachusetts.
  • Willard Saulsbury, Jr., Democratic United States Senator from Delaware 1913–1919, Senate President pro tempore 1915–1919
  • Walter Sillers, Jr. Democratic member, Mississippi State House of Representatives 1916–44; Speaker of the Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1944[5]
  • D. French Slaughter, Jr., Republican Representative from Virginia 1985–1991
  • James Slayden, Democratic Representative from Texas 1897–1918
  • Lawrence V. Stephens (1858–1923) Governor of Missouri (1897–1901)
  • Gerry Studds, Democratic Representative from Massachusetts 1973–1996
  • William V. Sullivan, Democratic Representative from Mississippi 1897–1898. Resigned May 31, 1898 until elected to the U.S. Senate to fill vacancy, served until 1901
  • John V. Tunney, Democratic Representative from California 1965–1970. United States Senator 1970–1976. He was the inspiration for Robert Redford's character in the film The Candidate.
  • J. Mayhew Wainwright, Representative from New York 1923–1931
  • Malcolm Wallop, Republican United States Senator from Wyoming 1977–1995
  • Richard Smith Whaley, Democratic Representative from South Carolina 1913–1921
  • Hugh L. White, Democratic Governor of Mississippi from 1936 to 1940, 1952–1956
  • William Madison Whittington, (1878–1962), Democratic Representative from Mississippi 1925–1951.
  • Stewart L. Woodford, Lieutenant Governor of New York 1867–1868. Republican Representative from New York 1873–1874

Law and the judiciary[edit]


Arts and architecture[edit]


Other 19th century[edit]

Other 20th century[edit]

  • E. Digby Baltzell, sociologist and University of Pennsylvania professor, St. Anthony Hall Delta Chapter (University of Pennsylvania), commonly cited as originating the term WASP, or White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
  • Nathaniel P. Reed, Conservationist. Credited with passing the first Endangered Species Act. Former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and National Parks.
  • Alexander "Sam" Aldrich, Civil Rights leader in NY State. Former Chairman, President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
  • William "Bill" Backer, Advertising executive. Lyricist. Writer of the famous Coca-Cola jingle "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing".
  • Peter Dechert, Photojournalist and author.
  • Edward Downes (1911–2001) American musicologist and music critic. Longtime host and quizmaster of The Metropolitan Opera Quiz on the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts from 1958 to 1996.
  • Max Eastman, (1883–1969), socialist American writer and patron of the Harlem Renaissance, later known for being an anti-leftist.
  • Charles Edison, Democratic Governor of New Jersey 1941–1944, son of the inventor, Thomas Alva Edison.[5]
  • Tinsley Mortimer, New York socialite.[28]
  • Michael J. Petrucelli, Deputy Director and Acting Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services at the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Amy Solomon, first undergraduate woman to register at Yale College in 1969.[29]
  • James Gustave Speth, Former Dean of the Yale Forestry School, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
  • Charles White Whittlesey (1884–1921), Medal of Honor recipient who is notable for leading the "Lost Battalion" in the Argonne Forest during World War I.[30]
  • Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C. 1999–2007
  • V. Everit Macy (1871–1930), industrialist and philanthropist. Commissioner of Parks, Westchester County, NY. President of the National Civic Federation.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 18, 2007. Retrieved June 22, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) and p. 26, Bull Halsey, by Elmer Belmont Potter ISBN 0-87021-146-3
  3. ^ "Books of the Times". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "pictures/fleet/ryerson". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard: Delta Psi Politicians". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Virginia House of Delegates". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Britton Chance Biographic Sketch". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Thomas Truxtun Hare (1878–1956), University of Pennsylvania University Archives". Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "issues/2004_07/jacobson". Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Fraternity Pledges Negro at Carolina". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  11. ^ Who's who in New York City and State. L.R. Hamersly Company. 1911. p. 935. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  12. ^ "Streetscapes – Readers' Questions – Of Consulates, Stores and Town Houses". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  13. ^ "Q and A". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Charles Green Shaw papers, 1686, 1833–1979, bulk, 1909–1974 | Archives of American Art". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  15. ^ "histy/features/frats/deltapsi". Archived from the original on September 7, 2006. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  16. ^ "William Croswell Doane, First Bishop of Albany By George Lynde Richardson". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  17. ^ Kappa Sigma (1912). Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. 28. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  18. ^ "Bishop Galloway Dead – Was Most Eminent Divine of Methodist Episcopal Church South." (PDF). Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  19. ^ "Robert Gibson, 83, Ex-Episcopal Bishop Of Virginia Diocese". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  20. ^ "Bishop David E. Johnson, 61, Dies From Gunshot". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  21. ^ "Answers". Retrieved April 9, 2017.. Baird's Manual is also available online here: The Baird's Manual Online Archive homepage.
  22. ^ "Episcopal Bishop Retires". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  23. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 21, 2007. Retrieved March 16, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "Answers". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  25. ^ Sloan, W.S. (1881). The Undergraduate Record: Columbia College. A Book of Statistical Information. Gillis Bros. pp. 1–29. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  26. ^ "Prologue: Selected Articles | National Archives". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  27. ^ Francis McArty. "Rough Riders in Cuba". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  28. ^ "news/how-your-hegemony-gets-made/attention-tinsley-mortimer-your-frat-is-looking-for-you-273131". Archived from the original on March 10, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  29. ^ "story4". Archived from the original on April 18, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  30. ^ "Charles Whittlesey – Commander of the Lost Battalion". Retrieved April 9, 2017.

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