Daniel William Cooper was born near Frederickstown, Ohio. He was 25 years old when he and the other six Founders founded Sigma Chi at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, 1855. Cooper is credited with contributing much to the spiritual content and nature of the Fraternity. Cooper showed his devotion to his faith in Christ and the Christian principles which he founded Sigma Chi upon and profess for the rest of his life. Cooper was also the first Consul (president) of the Alpha Chapter until his graduation. Not suprisingly, Cooper attended seminary after graduation and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister. He held a number of pastorships in Ohio and engaged in special missionary service. In retirement, he lived for some years in the Southern United States, returning to Ohio where he spent his last years of his life with his son, James G. Cooper. Until he died Founder Cooper wore his original Sigma Phi badge; it can now be seen at the Sigma Chi Fraternity Headquarters museum. The original Sigma Phi badge is pinned on every newly-installed Grand Consul at each Grand Chapter, and the Grand Consul wears the replica badge for the duration of his term. Public Motto In Hoc Signo Vinces (Latin: In this sign you will conquer) Founding location Miami University in Oxford, Ohio Founding date June 28, 1855 Founders Benjamin Piatt Runkle Thomas Cowan Bell William Lewis Lockwood Isaac M. Jordan Daniel William Cooper Franklin Howard Scobey James Parks Caldwell Grand Consul Keith... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains after Ohio University. ... Christ is the English representation of the Greek word Î§ÏÎ¹ÏÏÏÏ (transliterated as KhristÃ³s), which means anointed. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... For modern diplomatic consuls, see Consulate general. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...
DanielWilliamCooper, born near Frederickstown, Ohio, was 25 years old at the time of the founding of Sigma Chi.
Brother Cooper, in those days, though rich in spirit was poor in worldly goods, and his life and work contain a priceless lesson for those of us who think that the end of life is the attainment of material riches and worldly power."
Cooper wore his original Sigma Phi badge until his death; it is now on display at the Fraternity Headquarters museum.
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