|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1830|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1920|
One of the original seven founders of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Daniel William Cooper, born near Frederickstown, Ohio, was 25 years old at the time of the founding of Sigma Chi. He is credited with contributing much to the moral and spiritual foundations of the Fraternity. The confidence of his fellow Founders led to his election as the first Consul of Alpha chapter.
Following graduation, Cooper attended seminary and was ordained as a Presbytarian minister. He held several pastorships in Ohio and engaged in special missionary service. In retirement, he lived for some years in the South, returning to Ohio where he spent his last years with his son, James G. Cooper, Ohio Wesleyan '02
He was the last surviving of the seven Founders, passing to the Chapter Eternal in 1920 at age 91. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetary in Pittsburgh
Cooper wore his original Sigma Phi badge until his death; it is now on display at the Fraternity Headquarters museum. The original badge is pinned on the newly-installed Grand Consul at each Grand Chapter, and the Grand Consul is then given a replica to wear during his term.
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Record added: Feb 11, 2003
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