Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Chapter

                  The "Jewels" of Alpha Phi Alpha

These men listed below are the founders of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. They are most humbly referred to as the "Jewels" of the fraternity. Given the time period of the fraternity's foundation, it is important to note the significance of their accomplishment.  These men were able to successfully create a fraternity that strived for the growth and betterment of not just the African-American race, but all mankind.

Henry Arthur Callis

bulletSeventh General President of Alpha Phi Alpha
bulletPracticing Physician
bulletHoward University's Professor of Medicine
bulletEntered Omega Chapter in 1974

Charles Henry Chapman

bulletFounder of FAMU's Beta Nu Chapter
bulletProfessor of Agriculture at Florida A & M University
bulletEntered Omega Chapter in 1934

Eugene Kinckle Jones

bulletAlpha Chapter's Second President
bulletOrganized Alpha, Beta and Gamma Chapters
bulletFirst Executive Secretary of the National Urban League
bulletEntered Omega Chapter in 1954

George Biddle Kelley

bulletAlpha Chapter's First President
bulletFirst African American Engineer registered in the state of New York
bulletMember of Beta Pi Lambda Chapter
bulletEntered Omega Chapter in 1963

Nathaniel Allison Murray

bulletChartered member of Washington's Mu Lambda Chapter
bulletEducator at Armstrong Vocational High School in Washington D.C.
bulletEntered Omega Chapter in 1959

Robert Harold Ogle

bulletAlpha Chapter's First Secretary
bulletChartered member of Washington's Mu Lambda Chapter
bulletProfessional staff member to the U.S. Senate
bulletEntered Omega Chapter in 1936

Vertner Woodson Tandy

bulletAlpha Chapter's First Treasurer
bulletNew York's First Registered Architect
bulletFirst African American to pass the military commissioning examination
bullet1st. Lieutenant in the 15th Infantry of the New York State's National Guard
bulletEntered Omega Chapter in 1949