Prominent Chapter Brothers

  • Bro. Roland N. Patterson (1929 - 1982) Dr. Rolland N. Patterson is a native of Washington D.C. and earned his B.A degree from New York University and his master’s and doctorates from Columbia University ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2015, 3:35 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Meredith Mathews (1919 - 1992) Meredith Mathews, born in Thomaston, Georgia, received his B.S. degree from Wilberforce University in Ohio and pursued graduate studies at Ohio University.   He began a lifelong association with Young ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 4:58 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. John C. Gayton (1935 - 2005) John Cyrus Gayton was the oldest son of John Jacob Gayton (1899-1969) and Virginia Clark Gayton, and grandson of John T. Gayton (1866-1954), early Seattle pioneer. He grew ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 4:25 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Alfred Petty (1926 - 2013) Bro. Alfred Petty was born in Asheville, North Carolina on November 25, 1926.  Bro. Petty is a Charter Brother of Zeta Pi Lambda. In 1932, the Petty Family relocated to ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2015, 10:22 AM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. William L. Booker (1923 - 2013) William Booker was one of the last living original Tuskegee Airmen. Although Mr. Booker faced discrimination as a flight engineer and navigator for the all-black 477th Bombardment Group based ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 11:38 AM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Charles Rolland (1952 - 2012) Charles Rolland was a longtime political activist  and state Democratic Chair who played a key role in electing Norm Rice as Seattle’s first African-American mayor.Mr. Rolland first ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 3:13 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. John H. Adams (1927 - ) Clergyman and civil rights activist John Hurst Adams was born November 27, 1927 in Columbia, South Carolina to Reverend E.A. Adams and homemaker Charity Nash Adams.  John  Adams graduated ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 7:21 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Richard J. McIver (1941 - 2013) Richard J. McIver was first appointed to fill a vacancy on the Seattle City Council in early 1997 and was subsequently reelected to three full four-year terms in 1997 ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 7:20 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. John H. Vassell, M.D. John Vassall, M.D., is a board-certified internist and Chief Medical Officer for Swedish. As such he serves as the Chief Safety Officer for Swedish, and oversees the Department ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 12:21 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Leonard R. Wilkens (1937 - ) Leonard Randolph Wilkens was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 28, 1937, son of an African American father and white mother. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 7:19 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Ronald C. Sims (1948 - ) On May 8, 2009, Ronald Cordell Sims became the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Sims now second-in-command of the federal agency ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 7:17 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Norman B. Rice (1943 - ) Norman B. Rice was born in Denver, Colorado.  He migrated to Seattle in 1970 to attend college.  In 1972 he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and two years ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 7:17 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Samuel B. McKinney (1926 - ) Born on December 28, 1926 to Reverend Wade Hampton McKinney and Ruth Berry McKinney in Flint, Michigan, Samuel Berry McKinney would become a Baptist minister, author, and civil rights advocate ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 9:35 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Charles Z. Smith (1927- ) On July 18, 1988, Charles Z. Smith became the first African American to serve on the Washington Supreme Court.  He was appointed to the court by Washington’s then Governor ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 9:21 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Charles V. Johnson (1928 - ) Bro. Charles V. Johnson is a charter member of Zeta Pi Lambda. Charles Vernon Johnson was an influential member of the Seattle African American community from the moment he moved ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 8:59 PM by Seattle Alphas
  • Bro. Bernard E. Squires (1904-1947) Brother Bernard E. (B.E.) Squires holds an unique position in the history of Alpha in the Pacific Northwest, he is the Godfather of Alpha in the Pacific Northwest.  It ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 3:38 PM by Seattle Alphas
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