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         Omega Psi Phi Founding Fathers        
Bishop Edgar Amos Love  (1891 – 1974)  MANHOOD 

Born 10 Sep, 1891, Harrisburg, VA

Parents:  Rev Julius C. Love and Mrs. Susie C. Love


1909  Graduated Academy of Morgan College

1913  Graduated Howard Univ, Cum Laude > BA degree

1916  received degree of Divinity from Howard Univ

1918  received bachelor of Theology from Boston Univ

1935  conferred Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Morgan College


15 months Fairmont MD

4 years Wash D.C.

3 years Annapolis MD

3 years Wheeling WV

2 years Baltimore MD, John Wesley Methodist Church

Bishop, Methodist Church


Commissioned 1LT

US Army Chaplain 368th Infantry, World War II

Saw service in Vosges Mountains and Argonne Forest (Gassed here)

Supervised 3000 men

Taught in the Army school

Organized school for illiterates in 809th Pioneer Infantry


1919 Honorably Discharged from Army

1919 professor of History and Bible at Morgan College

Also served as director of Athletics

Also Principle of the Academy

Delegate of state of Maryland to the First American Legion convention > Minneapolis, Minnesota

Appointed member of Maryland Interracial Commission by Gov Ritchie of Maryland

1st and 3rd Basileus
Dr. Ernest E Just (1883 – 1941) SCHOLARSHIP

Born in Charleston, S.C.

Eminent Marine Biologist


Graduated from Industrial school of State College, Orangeburg, S.C.

Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, New Hampshire

1907 Dartmouth College, Won Phi Beta Kappa key at Dartmouth (highest scholastic award for an undergrad)

Became teacher at M Street High school (Dunbar)

Became Biology instructor at Howard Univ

Obtained Doctor of Philosophy from Univ of Chicago


1915 Conferred the Spingarn Medal from NAACP for Outstanding achievement

Guest investigator of research at Kaiser Wilhem Institute for Biology

1919 spent six months in Biological research at Naples Italy

20 years research at Marine Biology laboratory Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Received Rosenwald Fund of 80k a year for research


Member of National Research Council

Editor of international Journal “Protoplasma”

Member of American Society of Zoologists

Member of American Naturalists

1936 Corresponding member of La Societe des Science Naturelles et Mathematiques de France


Prof Frank Coleman   (1890 – 1967)  PERSEVERANCE 

Born Jul 11, 1890, Wash D.C.


1908  Graduated with honors M Street High school (Dunbar), Wash D.C.

1913  BS from Howard Univ 

MS from Univ of Chicago

Advanced training, Univ Pennsylvania

Professor and head of Physics Department, Howard Univ


1LT in World War I


Member of Boy’s committee YMCA


American legionnaire

Dr. Oscar J Cooper    (1888 – 1972)  UPLIFT

Born in Wash D.C.

Graduated M Street High school (Dunbar), Wash D.C.

1913  BS Howard Univ

1917  Doctorate of Medicine from Howard Univ

Laboratory assistant in Biology (His love of Biology drew him to Professor JUST)

The LINK between our Founding Fathers (All juniors) and JUST

Settled and practiced Medicine in Philadelphia for 50 years