Guy Levis Grant

April 9, 1891 - November 11, 1973

Grand Historian Emeritus

 

Founder Guy Levis Grant, small in stature, but a giant in charitable endeavors and preserver of history, was born in New Albany, Indiana on April 9, 1891 and was the third of thirteen children, five of which became members of the Fraternity. When his father died, he became head of household and assumed responsibility for educating himself and his siblings.

 

Grant attended public schools in his home town, and graduated from Scribner High School in 1909, and later entered Indiana University. While there, he majored in chemistry, graduating with the A.B. degree in 1915. In 1920, he received the D.D.S. degree from Indiana Dental School, then a part of Indiana University; he practiced dentistry in Indianapolis for over 50 years. In 1929, he married Laura Hammons.

 

He was a veteran of World War I, was the Founder and President of Recorder Charities, and active in several civic, professional and business organizations. He was also a member of the Second Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

Founder Grant helped to establish the Beta and Indianapolis Alumni Chapters and was the first Indianapolis (IN) Alumni Chapter  Polemarch. He served several terms as a non-voting member of the Grand Board of Directors and as Grand Historian. For years, Founder Grant gathered bits and pieces of Kappa history to accumulate a recorded history for posterity. The 2nd Edition of the Story of Kappa Alpha Psi was dedicated to him. The Fraternity conferred upon him the title of Grand Historian Emeritus.

 

The Guy Levis Grant Award is named in his honor to undergraduate members of the fraternity who exhibit extra meritorious contributions to the Fraternity’s advancement.

 

Founder Grant died on November 11, 1973.

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