Booth Tarkington

Delta Delta 1893

Election Date August 25, 1937

Because he is the great American Novelist. Because he is the only author twice to win the cherished Pulitzer prize. Because in 1933 he received the gold medal of the national institute of Arts and Letters for excellence of his life’s work in fiction. Because in “Penrod and Sam”, “Seventeen” and other works, he has given us immortal figures of youth that will serve as a permanent record of courage.