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Third District History

 

 

When he joined Lambda Omega, the graduate chapter in Norfolk, Virginia, he began trying t persuade chapter members to organize a State Conference in Virginia. After writing many letters to other chapters in the state, Brother Corbett and others in Lambda Omega succeeded in 1934 in founding the Virginia Omega State Conference; the second such conference in the Fraternity. The first meeting, hosted by Lambda Omega in Norfolk, was held on May 19, 1934.  The following temporary officers were appointed:

 

Edward R. Archer

 

Lambda Omega 

 

President

Arthur P. Davis

 

Phi Phi

 

Vice President

James E. Segear

 

Phi Phi

 

Secretary

W. G. Johnson    

 

 

 

Keeper of Peace

 

J. Arthur Weiseger, Grand Keeper of Records and Seal, represented the Supreme Council at the conference. Before the end of the conference the following permanent officers were elected for 1935 and were later installed by G. Hamilton Francis, Basileus of Lambda Omega:

 

Edward R. Archer

 

Lambda Omega 

 

President

Theodore L. Taylor

 

 

 

Vice President

C.W. Seay

 

Delta Omega

 

Secretary-Treasurer

Ellis F. Corbett

 

Lambda Omega

 

Director of Publicity

 

The Second Virginia Omega State Conference was held May 17­18, 1935 in Lynchburg, Virginia hosted by Gamma Omega Chapter. This meeting was called to order by Vice President Taylor in the absence of President E. A. Archer, who was compelled to resign because of a long siege of illness. The reason given during this meeting for the organization of the Virginia Omega State Conference was to attack economic, civic and social problems that hindered the progress of the Negro in the South, and especially the progress of the Negro College man. This conference took for its chief civic program voter registration of the Negro in Virginia.' This was the brain child of Luther Porter Jackson of Delta Omega Chapter, who led the project for many years.  This conference was attended by a number of national officials including: William E. Baugh, Vice Grand Basileus; J. Arthur Weiseger, Grand Keeper of Records and Seal; Frederick S. Weaver, representing Herman Dreer the Editor-in-Chief of the ORACLE. Newly elected officers, headed by A. B. Green of Lambda Omega as the new President, were installed by J. A. Jordan. Basileus of Gamma Omega Chapter.'

 

The Third Virginia Omega State Conference was held May 8-10. 1936 in Richmond Virginia with Phi Phi Chapter as host. James E. Segear was Chapter Basileus. The headquarters for the meeting was the Southern Aid Building at 3rd and Clay Streets. Officers for this Conference were:

 

A. B. Green

 

Lambda Omega 

 

President

Oliver W. Hill

 

Gamma Alpha

 

Vice President

C. W. Seay 

 

Delta Omega

 

Secretary

A. Washington Owens

 

Phi Phi

 

Treasurer and Marshall

 

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