The first national president of Omicron Delta Kappa was De la Warr Benjamin Easter who served from the time of the Society’s founding until 1920.
At the time O∆K was established, Easter was a professor of romance languages at Washington and Lee University. Born in 1867, he was also a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa. He was initiated into Kappa Sigma at Randolph-Macon College.
During his tenure at W&L, Easter was noted for the publication of several books, including Syntax of the French Verb as well as A Study of the Magic Elements in the Romans D’Aventure and the Romans Breton (Vol. 1 and 2). He died in 1933.
Nichols, Michael. (2014). The Laurel Crowned Circle: Omicron Delta Kappa and 100 Years of Leadership. Omicron Delta Kappa. Lexington, Va.
The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma, Vol. 37, p. 104
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