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Theta Xi
Politician members

Very incomplete list!

  Joseph Bancroft (1875-1936) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Rockford (now part of Wilmington), New Castle County, Del., May 18, 1875. Democrat. Chemical engineer; executive, Joseph Bancroft & Sons chemical manufacturing firm; director of railroads and insurance companies; candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1924. Quaker. Member, American Chemical Society; Theta Xi; Freemasons; Elks. Injured in a fall down stairs, and died a few days later, from pneumonia, in the Homeopathic Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 6, 1936 (age 60 years, 354 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bancroft, Jr. and Mary Askew (Richardson) Bancroft; married, October 29, 1902, to Elizabeth Ann Howard.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Holt Gale (1864-1932) — also known as William H. Gale — of Washington, D.C.; Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 26, 1864. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Consul in Puerto Plata, 1906-07; Malta, 1907-10; Colón, 1914-15; U.S. Consul General in Athens, 1910-14; Munich, 1915-17; Copenhagen, 1917-18; Hong Kong, 1920-24; Amsterdam, 1924-26; Budapest, 1926-29; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Greece, 1910. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Xi. Died, from pneumonia, in Rome, Italy, April 27, 1932 (age 68 years, 92 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Gale and Elizabeth Varian (Naylor) Gale; married, August 5, 1905, to Corinne Blackburn (daughter of Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; niece of Luke Pryor Blackburn).
  Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vladimir Karapetoff (b. 1876) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, January 8, 1876. Socialist. Engineer; university professor; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 6th District, 1913; candidate for New York state engineer and surveyor, 1920, 1924; candidate for New York state senate 41st District, 1932. Christian. Member, American Association of University Professors; Sigma Xi; Phi Mu Alpha; Theta Xi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nikita Karapetoff and Anna (Ivanova) Karapetoff; married, August 2, 1904, to Frances Lulu Gillmor.
  Madison Horton Lewis (b. 1896) — also known as Madison H. Lewis — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Warwick, Orange County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 15, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; ice cream manufacturer; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York. Member, Military Order of Foreign Wars; Theta Xi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward B. Lewis and Hope (Horton) Lewis; married, September 20, 1924, to Elizabeth Sanford.
  Donald Hammer Magnuson (1911-1979) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born near Freeman, Spokane County, Wash., March 7, 1911. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; U.S. Representative from Washington, 1953-63 (at-large 1953-59, 7th District 1959-63). Presbyterian. Member, Theta Xi. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 5, 1979 (age 68 years, 212 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Ellis William Magnuson and Ida (Hammer) Magnuson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Morroni (b. 1955) — of Florida. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 16, 1955. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives 50th District, 1993-. Catholic. Member, Theta Xi. Still living as of 1999.
  Benjamin Hilborn Oehlert Jr. (1909-1985) — also known as Benjamin H. Oehlert, Jr. — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla.; Georgia. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 13, 1909. Lawyer; vice-president, Coca-Cola Company; president, Minute Maid Company; U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, 1967-69. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Theta Xi. Died in 1985 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin H. Oehlert and Sarah (Landis) Oehlert; married, March 27, 1937, to Alice Greene.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Eugene Gilkison Wanger (b. 1933) — also known as Eugene G. Wanger; Gil Wanger — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 16, 1933. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ingham County 1st District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state senate 24th District, 1966. Congregationalist. Member, Jaycees; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Sigma Rho; Theta Xi; Toastmasters. Still living as of 1982.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Wanger and Roka Gilkison Wanger; married to Marilyn Rose Morris.
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