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Political Representative Mathew Thomas

Brother Mathew Thomas, Washington State ’96, was elected as the Washington State Republican Party State Committeeman representing King County. He will serve on the committee for a two-year term. 26 more words

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Thank you to All Veterans for Your Service

On this Veterans Day we thank all Veterans everywhere, including our thousands of Beta Brothers that have served.

While it isn’t possible to identify here all Betas that have protect our way of life, it is possible to know that they are there, to acknowledge that they have served, and to thank them for their sacrifices. 1,219 more words

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War Hero Todd S. Desgrosseilliers, Maine '85

Lt. Col. Desgrosseilliers, Maine ’85, was the officer in charge of Task Force Bruno, which was operating in and around Fallujah, Iraq, from Dec. 12 to 23, 2004. 352 more words

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Famous Beta: Stephen Joshua Sondheim

Brother Stephen Joshua Sondheim was born in New York City. Young Stephen showed a distinct aptitude for music, puzzles and mathematics. His parents divorced when he was only ten, and Stephen, an only child, was taken by his mother to live on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 1,033 more words

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Famous Beta: James Arness

Brother James King Arness, Beloit ’46 (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011), was a well-known and beloved actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on the 20-year running TV series GUNSMOKE. 844 more words

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A-Team Beta: George Peppard, Jr., Purdue '52

George Peppard, Jr., Purdue ’52, (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor.

He secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in the critically aclaimed… 176 more words

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Famous Betas: Ken Kesey

Brother Ken Kesey was born September 17, 1935, in La Junta, Colorado, the son of Fred A. Kesey and Geneva Smith Kesey, cooperative dairy farmers. Kesey’s father described his son affectionately as always trying “to unscrew the unscrutable.” An avid reader and filmgoer, the young Kesey took John Wayne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Zane Grey as his models (later naming a son Zane) and toyed with magic, ventriloquism, and hypnotism. 464 more words

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