LCA Timeline: 1940-1959 | LCA Fraternity



1940. March 1. General Fraternity acquired title to new International Headquarters building, 2029 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis. On October 15, offices moved to new building.
1943. Cyril F. “Duke” Flad (Wittenberg 1920) succeeds Bruce McIntosh as administrative secretary.
1944. Leroy Wilson (Rose-Hulman 1922), former Grand Archon of Theta Kappa Nu, becomes the first of four Lambda Chi brothers to head the National Interfraternity Conference. An estimated 13,000 members serve in the armed forces during World War II; more than 400 die. Forty-nine of the 129 chapters are inactive due to military service.
1946. June 1. John E. Mason Memorial Foundation (now Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation, Inc.) is created from his bequest upon his death.
1949. August 22. The first Management Training Seminar (now Stead Leadership Seminar) is held at Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio.
1952. The Annual Fund campaign is established as a means for alumni to financially support the Fraternity beyond their college days.  

August 31. The position of chapter services secretary (now director of chapter services) is created. George Spasyk (Michigan 1949) holds this position.

1956. Duke Flad’s title of administrative secretary is changed to executive director.
1957. Founding Father Warren A. Cole is reinstated as a member in good standing.
1959. October 30. Fiftieth anniversary rededication ceremonies are held in Boston.
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