Mu Lambda's Centennial Countdown




Mu Lambda is Alpha's eleventh alumni chapter, chartered October 1, 1923, in Washington D.C. The chapter was established, in part, in response to the desire of graduate brothers, many of whom were initiated into the Beta Chapter at Howard University, to give aid to the undergraduate brothers and continue the work of Alpha. Chartered by 22 distinguished men of Alpha which included Jewel Nathaniel Allison Murray and Jewel Robert Harold Ogle.


Charter Members : Brothers Arthur Curtis, Merrill H. Curtis, Victor R. Daly, Eugene L. C. Davidson, Arnold Donnawa, Walter Garvin, William L. Hansberry, Charles H. Houston, Edward Howard, Joseph R. Jones, R. Frank Jones, John E. Lowery, Clarence H. Mill, Jewel Nathaniel Allison Murray, Norman L. McGhees, Jewel Robert Harold Ogle, Louis H. Russell, James N. Saunders, Emory B. Smith, Harold C. Stratton, J.H.N. Waring and Charles H. Wesley.

First Officers : The officers elected at the first meeting were Brother Harold Stratton-President, Brother John Lowery-Vice President, Brother Victor Daly-Secretary, Brother Daniel W. Edmonds-Treasurer, and Brother Nathaniel Allison Murray (Jewel)-Chaplain. Mu Lambda was thus established and was on its way into history!

Chapter Legacy

There have been six members who served as the General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and two who served as the Eastern Region Vice President. Mu Lambda is equally proud of our current brothers making their mark in the Washington D.C. community and beyond. Our chapter has many entrepreneurs, activists, political leaders, philanthropists, academicians, ministers and so much more. Our diverse brotherhood age range is between the ages of 25 and 98. We all work together to maximize the brotherhood of Alpha by following the Objective, Mission, and AIMS of our Fraternity.

Mu Lambda Foundation

Partnering with the Mu Lambda Foundation, Inc., a 501[C]3 corporation and the charitable entity of the chapter, we endeavor to inspire and assist today’s youth in their quest to make their mark in tomorrow’s history. Through community service projects and charitable events we diligently work in this metropolitan area. Your support is solicited as we continue our quest to aid those less fortunate to realize the American dream. Mu Lambda has always found a way to maximize the impact of the talents of its members for the benefit of the District’s citizens.






Bro. John Wilson

Bro. Mikael LaRoche

Bro. Jason Jefferson
Recording Secretary

Bro. Samuel Armstrong
Corresponding Secretary

Bro. Anthony Covington
Financial Secretary

Bro. Michael Young

Bro. William “Tony” Hawkins

Bro. Joseph Housey

Bro. Wesley McClure, II

Bro. Karl Bruce
Intake Coordinator

Bro. Justice Brown-Duse
Assoc. Editor/Sphinx

Bro. Sean Perkins
Director of Education

Bro. Daniel Mushala

Bro. George Mc Neal

Bro. Garrett Miller
Director of Technology

Bro. Mikael LaRoche
Editor of the Torch

Bro. Joseph Gibbs
Member at Large

Bro. Justin Hansford
General Counsel

Bro. Eddie Neal
Immediate Past President

Chief Fundraising Officer

Bro. A.J. Jones

Bro. Carlos DeBose
Brother’s Keeper

Bro. Anthony Covington
Budget and Finance

Bro. Garrett Miller
Communication and Technology

Bro. Mark Jones

DC National Pan Hellenic Council


Bro. Frank King
Golf Tournament

Bro. Barrington Ross
Health & Wellness

Bro. Carlos DeBose
Membership Ret.

Bro. Garrett Miller
Men Who Cook

Bro. Silas Woods III
Mu Lambda Chapter History Book

Bro. George Mc Neal

Bro. Karl Bruce

Bro. A.J. Jones
Public Policy

Bro. Joseph Gibbs

Bro. Samuel Armstrong
Community Service


Social Media




Jewel Henry Arthur Callis (6th), Howard H. Long (7th), Charles H. Wesley (14th), Rayford W. Logan (15th), Bedford V. Lawson Jr. (16th)




Bro. Arthur Curtis

Dr. Arthur Curtis, MD., a former Surgeon who later became a professor of surgery at Howard University Medical School. At one point in time, he served as the Surgeon-in-Chief of Freedmen's Hospital (which is now the site of Howard’s School of Communication).


Bro. Merrill H Curtis

Dr. Merrill H. Curtis, MD., a physician based in Washington, DC with a private practice. A second-generation Alpha man and Doctor, following the legacy of his father, and also Mu Lambda Charter member Brother Arthur Curtis.


Bro. Victor R. Daly

Writer and Author. Was a decorated officer and war hero in World War I. Cornell graduate and an initiate of Alpha Chapter, He wrote one of the first (if not THE first) novels by black soldiers based, and inspired on World War I. He was the first Secretary of Mu Lambda, holding the position for a number of years while the chapter was establishing itself. He was also a founding member of the American Bridge Association (ABA)


Bro. Eugene L. C. Davidson

Harvard University Undergrad Graduate. Howard Law Graduate. War Veteran. Davidson went into the business of investments and real estate. Brother Eugene was the Owner of Davidson Investments (based in DC and New York) as well as the House of Davidson Real Estate.


Bro. Arnold Donnawa

Dr. Arnold Donnawa, DDS was born in Trinidad, Donowa earned his D.D.S. from Howard University and did further work at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Toronto and at the renowned Forsyth Clinic in Boston, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, where he also served as chief of x-ray. Dr. Donnawa eventually went on to become the first Dean of Howard University’s College of Dentistry.


Bro. Walter Garvin

Dr. Walter Garvin, DDS is a Native of Jacksonville, FL. Howard Undergrad and Howard Dental school Graduate. Garvin practiced in Baltimore specializing in bridgework before relocating his practice to Washington, DC. He was also a charter member of Delta Lambda in Baltimore.


Bro. William L. Hansberry

William Leo Hansberry was a historian and anthropologist. Harvard graduate, But while he was an undergrad he helped come up with the African Civilization Course and base for the Afro-American Studies program at Howard University. In 1922, He was credited as being the first academician to introduce a course on African history in a university setting in the United States. He was also a Past President of Mu Lambda.


Bro. Charles H. Houston

Brother Charles Hamilton Houston, Esq. was a civil Rights Attorney, mentor to Thurgood Marshall, and Former Dean of the Howard University School of Law (which now holds his namesake as the main building on the Law Campus). He was the NAACP’s Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which earned him the title "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow".


***Bro. Edward Howard

***Bro. Joseph R. Jones


Bro. R. Frank Jones

The Seventh President of Mu Lambda Chapter, Dr. Richard Francis Jones, MD., was the first African American to be certified in Urology and the first African American to receive board certification in a surgical specialty. He went on to join the faculty at Howard University College of Medicine. In his memory, the American Urological Association has the “R. Frank Jones Urological Society”. An organization dedicated in his honor and to the advancement of Minorities in the Urological field of medicine.


***Bro. John E. Lowery


Bro. Clarence H. Mills

Dr. Clarence Harvey Mills, Sr. Ph.D. was a professor with a specialty on multiple languages at Howard University. He eventually moved on to Wilberforce University where he became Head of the Department of Foreign Languages. A World War I veteran, Brother Mills stayed very active in Alpha. Eventually served on the staff of the Sphinx and through the Chi Lambda Chapter after moving to Ohio in 1937.

Jewel Nathaniel Allison Murray

A Founder of our dear Fraternity. An educator in the Washington, DC Area public school system. Much of his career was spent at Armstrong Vocational High School in the District of Columbia. He was a member of Alpha Chapter’s first committee on the organization of the new fraternal group, as well as the Committee on the Grip.


Bro. Norman L. McGhee

Norman L. McGhee, Esq., who also served as general secretary for the National Fraternity, Not only took part in making Mu Lambda Chapter but is also credited for making Zeta Lambda in Norfolk, Virginia. Brother McGhee was the first African-American, Licensed stock dealer in the Midwest and founded the first black-owned brokerage firm in the nation. A Double Alum from Howard University received his Undergraduate and Law Degree from the University in 1922. He eventually went on to become very involved in many civic organizations focused on uplifting the black community and even sat on the Board of Trustees of Wilberforce University.


Jewel Robert Harold Ogle

Also a Founder of Alpha Phi Alpha. Entered the career secretarial field and had the unique privilege of serving as a professional staff member to the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations. He was an African American pioneer in his Capitol Hill position. He also proposed the Fraternity’s colors and was Alpha Chapter’s first secretary.


Bro. Louis H. Russell

Brother Russell also helped charter the Delta Lambda chapter in Baltimore, Maryland. A Veteran, after the war he went on to receive his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Afterward, he earned his Master’s Degree from Howard University and then went on to join the faculty at Howard as an Instructor.


Bro. James N. Saunders

James “Jimmy” N. Saunders was the Second President of Mu Lambda Chapter. Served in 1925 and for a short time retook the presidency in 1930 during Brother Charles H. Wesley’s absence. After receiving his Master’s Degree from Howard University he became an educator in principal. Serving at Cardoza, in DC, and Shelton B Granger in, Lousiana. He then served as Executive Director of Cleveland Urban League and Director of Youth Development of the United States Children’s Bureau. He then was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1966.


Bro. Emory B. Smith

The Reverend Emory B. Smith Served as the Director in the Department of Public Information of Howard University. A graduate from Hampton University and Howard University he went on to also graduate from Yale University’s School of Divinity. Brother Smith also was the first editor and chief (and even for the moment the business manager) of the “The Howard Alumnus” (now known as the “Howard Magazine“), the alumni publication of Howard U. and was President of Howard University Alumni Association. Brother Smith was the former (and only) War Secretary to the Fraternity (a former position during World War I). The duties included, in part, keeping “the fraternity in touch with brothers in the Army,” keeping those serving “in touch with fraternity affairs,” and reporting “all war news of fraternity interest to the Editor of The Sphinx.”


Bro. Harold C. Stratton

Dr. Harold Counsellor Stratton, MD., was The First president of Mu Lambda Chapter. Served from 1923 to 1924. He retained both his undergraduate and Medical Degrees from Howard University. During this time he sat on Howard University Alumni Association as a Vice President. After completing his residency in Washington, DC he went on to become a Family Practitioner in the Dayton, Ohio Area.


Bro. J.H.N. Waring

James H. N. Waring, Jr. was a second-generation educator and Harvard University graduate. He was a professor of German at Howard University before following in his father's footsteps to be Principle, of the Downington Industrial and Agricultural School located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania (now the site of the Chester County campus of the Delaware County Community College.)


Bro. Charles H. Wesley

Historian. Past President of Wilberforce University, and Central State University. Past Dean of the Liberal Arts and the Graduate School at Howard University. He was the 4th African-American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University. And was a Past General President of Alpha Phi Alpha as well as the Author of our History Book. He was also a former Chapter President of Mu Lambda.


Notable ΜΛ Men

Bro. Bobby W. Austin – Vice President for University Relations and Communications at the University of the District of Columbia; Author; Chairman of the Planning Committee on the Status of African American Men

Bro. Marion S. Barry, Jr. – Former Mayor of Washington, DC and first Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Bro. Walter M. Booker – Past Eastern Region Vice President (1951-54); Former Chairman, Howard University Department of Pharmacology; Howard University Medical School Professor.

Bro. Herman R. Branson – Noted biophysicist, co-inventor of the Alpha helix, and past president of Central State and Lincoln Universities.

Bro. M. Christopher Brown – President of Alcorn State

Bro. Horace G. Dawson, Jr. – Former Ambassador to Botswana and Director of the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University. Chairman of the Alpha Phi Alpha World Policy Council.

Bro. Charles T. Duncan – First General Counsel of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, First African American President of the District of Columbia Bar Association, first chair of the DC Judicial Selection Commission, and former Dean, Howard University School of Law.

Bro. Joseph H. B. Evans – Former Field Director for the Committee on Fair Employment Practices and Former Associate Executive Secretary of the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. Served as General Secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha for 22 years.

Bro. Howard Jenkins – First African American Appointed to the National Labor Relations Board; served for 20 years under five Presidents.

Bro. Elgy Johnson – Notable Mathematician

Bro. R. O’Hara Lanier – Former Ambassador to Liberia First President of Texas Southern University

Bro. Bedford V. Lawson – Civil Rights Attorney and Past General President of Alpha Phi Alpha

Bro. Rayford W. Logan – Civil Rights/Pan African Activist and Scholar and Past General President of Alpha Phi Alpha

Bro. Howard L. Long – Former Assistant Superintendent of the DC Public Schools and Past General President of Alpha Phi Alpha

Bro. Leroy Lowery III – Past Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation; Past Interim Vice President of the Eastern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha

Bro. Gregory S. Parks – Writer

Bro. Vincent Orange – Former Washington, DC City Council Member, Ward 5

Bro. Henry Ponder – Past General President; Past President, Talladega College, Benedict College, and Fisk University; Past President and CEO of NAFEO

Bro. Hilyard R. Robinson – Noted architect who designed buildings at Howard and Hampton Universities, as well as Langston Terrace in DC. Chairman, Department of Architecture at Howard University, 1925-31.


Alpha In Action

"Goodwill is the Monarch of this House, Men, unacquainted, enter, shake I, exchange greetings, and depart Brothers.
Cordiality exists among all who abide within. I am the eminent expression of friendship. Character and temperament
change under my dominant power. Lives, once touched by me become tuned, and are thereafter, Amiable, Kindly,



ΜΛ Lineage


1. Ameer Baker
2. Travis Clarke
3. Marcus Spells
4. Benjamin Dutton
5. Stevaughn Bush
6. Jeffery Taylor
7. Brian Ingram
8. Charles Wilson
9. Kawaun Sankar
10. Swain Riley



1. Justice Brown Duso (ICE KITENZI)
2. Anthony Covington (ICE JABARI)
3. Daniel Mushala (ICE UKALI)
4. Justin Hansford (ICE ELEWISA)
5. AJ Jones II (ICE AKIDA)
6. Jordan Scott (ICE UTATUZI)
7. Drew Emerson (ICE WAASI)
8. Larry Sanders (ICE SADEEKI)  



Knights of Horus

1. Kendall Frost (Break1ng Point)
2. Jeremy Triplett (Dnoces)
3. Ted (Toussaint)
4. Glorie Chiza (Corporal Punishment)
5. Twane Harris (No Excuses)
6. Rodney Dew (Dew DillhenCE)
7. Antonio King (Disciple Klump)
8. Stanton Burke (ZombiePHied)
9. Matthew Aaron (PHinal Draft) 


10 Torchbearers of Pharaohs Riddler

1. Joshua Duboise (Shining Star)
2. John-Mark Williams (Schoolboy)
3. Abdul Kamara (Doc Anansi)
4. DeAngelo Copeland ( Ph rozen Cadence)
5. Byron L. Williams (Inkwell)
6. Rex Jarrett ( Ph arrogant)
7. Jason Jefferson (Hugo Strange)
8. Kenny Regis (Rhythmless Nation)
9. Kevin Bouknight (Google)
10. Kellen Moore (The Senator)



The Sons Of Akhenaten

1. Brent M. Radcliff (Clandestine Apprent ICE )
2. Kahlil M. Green ( Ph rozen Tr A il)
3. Sean D. Plater (Eye Opening Quiet Storm)
4. Nicholas E. Jones ( Ph rozen Fortune)
5. Kevin L. Dixon (Clark Kent)
6. Charvis V. Campbell (Neferkare)
7. Villareal D. Johnson, II (Effendi SAA-ATUM)
8. Jonathan A. Watkins (Master Juba)
9. Mark K. Jones (Tenac- ICE Potentate)
10. Mikael E. LaRoche (Imhotep)
11. Darnell R. Ray, II (Prophet)
12. Karl W. Bruce, Jr ( Ph rozen Destiny)
13. Lawrence M. Clark, Jr. (Pythagoras)
14. Eric A. Washington (misUNDERSTOOD)
15. Michael E. Gallion ( Ph rigid Ph ocus)
16. Chatman K. Young, II (HU – HORUS)


The Insurmountable 10

1. Keone Thomas (Improv)
2. Ed Hill (Double Jeopardy)
3. Sulaiman Almaroof ( The Sandman)
4. Frank King (Background Noise)
5. Daniel Kittrell (Joker’s Wild)
6. Alexander Pullen (PHInal Decision)
7. Jonathan Butler (Oedipus)
8. Coy Lindsay (iRobot)
9. Garrett Miller (Cold Sweat)
10. Jason Clark (The Riddler)


Marcell J. Brown
Larry D. Ware
Michael E. Collins
Khama A. Sharp
John D. Williams


Justin Davis
Jeffrey Brown
Marvin Brooks
Sean Bellamy


Geoffrey Johnson
Wali Farid


Larry Keen II
Antoine Tyler


Joseph Jones
Andre Beard
Jimmy Floyd
Darrell Chase
Ephraim Mosley
William Ridley
William Burns
Gerard Williams
Tremell Munford


Julius Jefferson
Nigel Pierce
Edwin Charles Chapman
M. Christopher Brown, II


Michael Zimmerman
Rashid Darden
Andre Lucas
Samuel I Armstrong



Eric Herndon



James Mitchell
Adrain Vincent James
Arthur E King



Orlando Xavier Hixon



George Lawrence Blankinship
Michael Clarke
Stephen M. Downing
Paul Martin DuBois
Montae Dupree Scott
Desmond Williams



Timothy Fitzgerald
Marc Fitzgerald



Troy L. Barbour*
Arthur L. Fields, Jr
Cornell Lawrence Kinard
Jammie Deron Whitfield



Wallace Charles Smith
Damion A. Rowe
Christopher S. Robinson
Shawn M. Callaway
Eric Patrick Mitchell
Brian Halliburton
Terry D. Yarbrough



Reginald O. Salter
Walter R. McCollum
Marc Jeffrey Morgan



Jason M. Callaman
Keith M. Gethers
Dana Gresham
Gregory Scott Parks



Carl M. Bradley
Samuel Monie Heman-ackah, II
David Tyrone Johnson, Sr
Larry Verdell Norton
Michael Durrell Stallings



George H. Anderson *
Russell S. Brown
Jeffrey S. Fleming
Odell McCants, Jr
P. Ernest Parker
David J. Williams
Frank W.Williams, III



Tenacious 11

1. Gregory Barnes - "Windshield"
2. Rod Brown - "Smiley"
3. Michael Brown - "Stressed"
4. James Heck IV - " Xerox"
5. Chad Groom - "Mr. Memory"
6. Ed Norwood - "Run On . . ."
7. Michael Bryant - "Spock"
8. Louis Mauney - "8-Ball"
9. Glennwood Branch - "Fleetwood"
10. James Speight - "Comic Relief"
11. Kenneth Higgins - "Gomer Pyle"



Ronald Deverell Allen
Lamar Arnold
Gamal Francis Awad
Gregory Alan Johnson, Jr.
Rhett Ramon Lucas
Eddie Neal
George Theodore Peters
Andre' Anthony Wells
Waynes Kenneth Williams, Jr.



Gary Byrd
James Greer
Kraig Samuel Kinchen
Gilbert Calvin Parris
Alfonso Nathaniel Pearson, Jr.
Chuma N. Tibbs*



Clarence S. Bassarath
Albert L. Carr
Deerede Darrell Griffin
Bruce F. Haskins
Jeffrey D. Kimbrough
Jeffrey D. Monroe
Shawn C. Williams



James Coleman
Thomas A. Duckenfield
Rylan R. Harris
William A. Hawkins, Jr.
Paul Hoggard
Dan V. Nowell
Lloyd M. Royal, Jr.
Peter A. Ugbong



Richard A. Ammons
Hiram L. Brett
Michael A. Briley
Ishia V. Chapman, II
Elmer Davis, Jr.
Thomas E. Gaither
Allen R. Horton
Leonard Jack, Jr.
George R. Johnson, Jr.
W. Frank Williams, Jr.



Herman Lucian Queen*
Eunice George Leonard*
Maurice Earl White
Robert Marion Brown, III



Curtis H. Beeler
Ivens C. Lefore
Robert Nickens
William S. Rice, III



Henry I. Martin*
Philip D. Taylor
Hallem H. Williams, Jr.



Wendel P. Gardner, Jr.
Jerry E. Hargrove, Jr.*
Frederick W. Jones
William M. Joyner
Anthony Lee
Leroy Lowery, III
William R. Spaulding



Aaron S. Harris



Athel Q. Liggins
John Hicks, Sr.
James Robinson, III
Alfred Simons, Jr.*
Jesse B. Brown



Arlester Brown
Edmund J. Jones



Melvin Clark
Irven E. Washington



Frederick Laney



Shirley Brown *
Cyrus Honesty*
Arnold Jones*



Leroy Johnson
Earle Jones



Errol Ware



Jerald L. Tillman
William Calbert
Robert M. Brown, II



Charles Thomas



Stanley Bridges*



Lee A Tyler
William B. Bryant*
Warstein N. Ziegler*
Elmer J. Moore*



Nathaniel W. Woodrick
* Omega Chapter


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