Ralph C. Bedell

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Ralph Clairon Bedell
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Name Ralph Clairon Bedell
Chapter Alpha
Central Missouri State University
Date Inducted February 4, 1925
Roll Number
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Birthdate 1904

Dr. Ralph Clairon Bedell (1904 - 1991) is an Alumni Member of Alpha Chapter (Chapter roll #) at University of Central Missouri (formerly Central Missouri State University).

Early Fraternity Life and Career

Ralph Bedell, a February 4, 1925 initiate of Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi and also a member of Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma, served as National Counselor of Phi Sigma Pi from 1925 to 1928. He was also a delegate to the First National Conclave of Sigma Tau Gamma in 1925 and served as their National Grand Historian from 1927 to 1935.

Bedell graduated from State Teachers College in Warrensburg, Missouri (now known as University of Central Missouri) in 1922. He received his Master of Arts degree in 1929 and his Ph.D. in 1932, both from the University of Missouri.

Bedell, who returned to teach at Warrensburg and who would later emerge as a nationally recognized professor of education at the University of Missouri, holds the distinction of being the only known Alpha Chapter Brother of both Phi Sigma Pi and Sigma Tau Gamma to serve both organizations as a National Officer. Bedell died in 1991.

National Involvement

National Counselor
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