FORT WORTH ALUMNI HISTORY

FW Founders Pic

The Fort Worth (TX) Alumni Chapter

Under the guidance of then Province Polemarch Cornelius Ladner, The Fort Worth Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on Saturday November 22, 1947. Ten Kappamen met in the home of Dr. E.L. Dorsey, downtown Fort Worth on the corner of Sixth and Jones, to officially establish the Fort Worth Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Those present were Dr. Jerome Harris (1897 – 1978), Chester Rettig (1904 – 1979), Dr. E.L. Dorsey (1905-1991), J. Martin Jacquet (1906-1983), L.C. Anderson (1907 – 1965), Cecil Irving (1910 – 1984), Dr. A.A. Griffin (1915 – 1969), Juan Bennett (1915 – 1991), Tommy Edwards (1922 – 1971), and John L. Barnett (1923-2004). The Fort Worth Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was the only chapter to be chartered in 1947 by the Southwestern Province.

Past Polemarchs

 

Name Years served
Jerome Harris, M.D 1947 – ?
J. Martin Jacquet
Haymon L King
Robert Starr
John Barnett
Cecil Irving
John E. Eubanks 1972 – 1974
Eddie Stamps 1974 – 1976
Franklin Burkley 1976 – 1978
Robert “Bob” Terrell 1978 – 1980
Vernon Evans 1980 – 1982
John Herod 1982 – 1984
Landers Isom 1984 – 1986
Richard Sapp 1986 – 1988
Lonnie Rorie 1988 – 1990
Edward Boclair 1990 – 1992
Dwight Cooley 1992 – 1993
Onesimus “Nish” Rodgers 1993 – 1996
Kevin Porter 1996 – 1998
Lawrence Davis 1998– 2000
Tony Johnson 2000 – 2002
Karl Townsend 2002 – 2004
Robert Legrand 2004 – 2006
Natherral Washington 2006 – 2008
Maurice Williams 2008 – 2009
Mike Jones 2009 – 2011
Dwight Cooley 2011 – 2014
Maurice Williams 2014 – 2015
Torrence Burnett 2015 – 2016
Samuel Perkins 2016 – Present