Lawrence A. Downs

Delta Delta 1894

Election Date August 24, 1939

Because in your climb from a $60 per month rodman in the engineering corps to the chairmanship of the board of one of America’s major transportation systems, the Illinois central railroad, you have never forgotten your loyalties of youth to fraternity and Alma Matter. Because the old records of the Delta Delta chronicle state the fact that you were the first member to memorize the inspiring “Ritual of the Fraternity” and initiated all Purdue Sigs until your graduation in 1894. Because as a grand trustee and as a member of the Executive committee you have rendered outstanding service to Sigma Chi.