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Zeta Xi, the fourth international chapter and the first chapter to be formed in the Caribbean was chartered on August 15, 1976 on the island of St. Thomas, USVI under the leadership of Grand Basileus Edward J. Braynon. The National Executive Secretary, Brother Harold J. Cook forwarded the charter to the Chapter Basileus, Brother Edouard T. deLagarde.

 

Brother Cook provided invaluable assistance to the chapter during its formation and paid a follow-up visit to St. Thomas later in 1976. The location of this chapter was interesting because Brother William H. Hastie, former Dean of Law at Howard University, had been appointed governor by President Truman to these islands from 1946 to 1949.


The charter members were Harry O. Parrot, Thomas R. Blake, Michael D. Livisay, Charles J. Fonseca, Verne C. David, Henry T. Harrigan, John Watley, Ariel Jackson, Edouard T. deLagarde, William H. Terry and Earl V. Haynes.