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Southern Province History

Past Province Polemarchs

Origins

 

The Southeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. was created by the last Grand Chapter at which the late illustrious J. Ernest Wilkins, Sr., presided. As a result of extensive study, the Grand Board of Directors, meeting in Kansas City, MO, in 1950, recommended that the Southern Province, then the most extensive province in Kappadom, comprising, as it did, the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, be partitioned. At the same session of the Grand Chapter in Kansas City, a proposal to partition the Southwestern Province was defeated. After much debate and compromise was made whereby the Southwestern Province remained intact, comprising the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

The new elected Grand Polemarch, Frank M. Summers, proceeded immediately to effect the reorganization of the states, following the directive of the Grand Chapter. Upon the recommendation of Province Polemarch W. Dickerson Donnelly, the Grand Polemarch asked the Keeper of Records and Exchequer of the Southeastern Province, Toussaint L. Hale, to assume

Past Province Polemarchs

Touissaint L. Hale

First Province Polemarch

1951-1957

Birmingham(AL) Alumni

Dr. Oliver S. Gumbs

Dr. Oliver S. Gumbs

Second Province Polemarch

1957-1966

Mobile (AL) Alumni

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Cauley O. Lott

Third Province Polemarch

1966-1975

Orlando (FL) Alumni

Dr. Ullysses McBride

Dr. Ullysses McBride

Fourth Province Polemarch

1975-1983

Atmore (AL) Alumni

Robert T. Hughes

Robert T. Hughes

Fifth Province Polemarch

1983-1991

Huntsville (AL) Alumni

Thomas L. Battles, Jr.

Thomas L. Battles, Jr.

Sixth Province Polemarch

1991-1997

Miami (FL) Alumni

Dr. Frank S. Emanuel

Dr. Frank S. Emanuel

Seventh Province Polemarch

1997-2005

Jacksonville (FL) Alumni

Ronald E. Range

Ronald E. Range

Eighth Province Polemarch

2005-2011

Northport (AL) Alumni

Linnes Finney, Jr., Esq.

Linnes Finney, Jr.,Esq.

Ninth Province Polemarch

2011-2015

Ft. Pierce (FL) Alumni

Bertram K. Orum

Bertram K. Orum

Tenth Province Polemarch

2015-2021

Birmingham (AL) Alumni