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Oldest Living Member of Phi Beta Sigma Dies at Age 103



Wesley T. Carter, a prominent member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., died. He was 103 years old.

Carter, who was regarded as the oldest living member of the fraternity, pledged Phi Beta Sigma on Feb. 18, 1927 as a 19-year-old sophomore via Virginia Union University Lambda Chapter, according to the fraternity’s eastern region website.

Carter reportedly received many accolades during his career as an educator. In 2007, the United Negro College Fund honored Carter as the “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.”

Virginia Union honored an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters in 2008, according to Phi Beta Sigma Eastern Region.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded Jan. 9, 1914 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Prominent members of the fraternity includes former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Former NFL running back Emmitt Smith and Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton

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