Wesley Bankston

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Wesley Bankston
Name Wesley Bankston
Chapter Tau
East Carolina University
Date Inducted May 28, 1936
Roll Number T 1
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member

Lowry Wesley Bankston (09 Aug 1915 - 16 Nov 1999) was an Alumnus of Tau Chapter (T 1) at East Carolina University. Wesley was originally a part of Tau Sigma Sigma and he was not only the first to sign the Tau Chapter Roll Book, he was also the first President of Tau Chapter.

Early Fraternity Life and Career

He was a graduate of East Carolina University and earned a teaching degree specializing in Science and Social Science. While in school, Wesley was also the vice-president of the Men's Student Government Association and chairman of the Chapel Program Committee. After teaching for a year, he went on to receive a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Mercer University. He retired from the U.S. government as a chemist and missile specialist.

Collegiate Years at Tau Chapter

Positions Held:

  • President 1936-1937

Alumni Years to Present

During the 90's and most likely before, Wesley Bankston would write a handwritten letter to the Chapter and included a dollar for the Chapter. This simple but yet symbolic gesture was most appreciated by the Chapter as it showed that Brotherhood was for life and it was important to always give back.

National Involvement

  • National Commitees
  • Roadtrips
  • etc.

Further Resources

  • web page?

Other Interesting Facts

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Tau Chapter President
Preceded By
Bruce Simmons

(Tau Sigma Sigma)

Succeeded By
Francis Ferebee