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Grand Chapter Locations


  1. Cincinnati, Ohio, June 12th, 1857
  2. Delaware, Ohio on April 27th, 1859
  3. Wheeling West Virginia on April 17th and 18th, 1861
  4. Two Different Sessions: Western Session held at the Phillips House Hotel in Dayton, Ohio on July 8th, 1863. Eastern Session held at the St. Charles Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 6th, 1864.
  5. Two Different Sessions: Western Session held at the Burnet House Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 11th, 1865. Eastern Session held at the St. Charles Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 27th & 28th, 1865.
  6. Washington, D.C. on December 27th & 28th, 1866 (Officially called Grand Chapter)
  7. Louisville, Kentucky on December 31, 1868 and January 1st, 1869
  8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 28th and 29th, 1870
  9. Columbus, Ohio on December 26th & 27th, 1872
  10. Richmond, Virginia on October 21st, 22nd, & 23rd, 1874
  11. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 11th, 12th, & 13th, 1876
  12. Indianapolis, Indiana on November 19th, 20th, & 21st, 1878
  13. Washington, D. C. on November 16th, 17, & 18th, 1880
  14. Chicago, Illinois on November 7th, 8th, & 9th, 1882
  15. Cincinnati, Ohio on August 26th, 27th, & 28th, 1884
  16. Columbus, Ohio on September 7th, 8th, & 9th, 1886
  17. Chicago, Illinois on August 29th, 30th, & 31st, 1888
  18. Washington, D. C. on November 26th, 27th, & 28th, 1890
  19. Indianapolis, Indiana on August 24th, 25th, & 26th, 1892
  20. New York, New York on January 24th, 1893 (Grover Cleveland initiated)
  21. University Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on July 20th and 21st, 1893 (Held in conjuction with the Chicago World's Fair)
  22. Cincinnati, Ohio on July 25th, 26th, & 27th, 1895
  23. Nashville, Tennessee on August 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th, 1897
  24. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 12th, 13th, 14th, & 15th, 1899
  25. Buffalo, New York on July 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 1901
  26. Detroit, Michigan on July 29th, 30th, & 31st, 1903
  27. Cincinnati, Ohio and Oxford, Ohio on June 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th, 1905
  28. Old Point Comfort, Virgina on July 30th, 1907 (Held at the Jamestown Exposition)
  29. Chicago, Illinois on June 29th, 30th and July 1st and 2nd, 1909
  30. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th, 1911
  31. Oxford, Ohio on August 6th, 7th, & 8th, 1913
  32. Berkeley (San Francisco), California on August 3rd thru 8th, 1915
  33. St. Louis, Missouri on June 28th, 29th, & 30th, 1917
  34. Des Moines, Iowa on June 26th, 27th, & 28th, 1919
  35. Cleveland, Ohio on June 26, 27, 28, 1923
  36. West Baden, Indiana on June 26, 27, 28, 1923
  37. Estes Park, Colorado in June 1925
  38. Louisville, Kentucky during June 1927
  39. Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1929
  40. Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1931
  41. New Orleans during June 1933
  42. Chicago, Illinois, September of 1935
  43. Boston, Massachusettes on August 23rd thru 25th, 1937
  44. Los Angeles, California August 1939
  45. Detroit, Michigan in August-September 1941 (Last Grand Chapter until after WWII)
  46. Chicago, Illinois during September 1946 (Called the “Victory” Grand Chapter)
  47. Seattle, Washington on August 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th, 1948
  48. Columbus, Ohio on June 12th, 13th, & 14th, 1950
  49. Washington, D.C. on June 19th, 20th, & 21st, 1952
  50. Cincinnati, Ohio and Oxford, Ohio on June 27th, 28th,29th, & 30th, 1955
  51. Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June June 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 1957 (First Canadian Grand Chapter)
  52. Kansas City, Missouri on June 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th, 1959
  53. Miami Beach, Florida on June 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th, 1961
  54. Houston, Texas on June 27th, 28th, & 29th, 1963
  55. Denver, Colorado on June 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th, 1965
  56. Miami Beach, Florida on June 19th, 20th, & 21st, 1967
  57. Atlanta, Georgia on June 16th, 17th, & 18th, 1969
  58. Scottsdale, Arizona on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th, 1971
  59. Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th, 1973
  60. St. Louis, Missouri on July 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 1975
  61. Orlando, Florida on June 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th, 1977
  62. Indianapolis, Indiana on July 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th, 1979
  63. Scottsdale, Arizona on June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 1981
  64. New Orleans, Louisiana on June 19th, 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 1983
  65. San Diego, California on June 19th, 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 1985
  66. Lake Buena Vista, Florida on June 25th, 25th, 26th, & 27th, & 28th, 1987 (Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando)
  67. Scottsdale, Arizona on June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 1989
  68. Portland, Oregon on June 26th, 27th,28th, 29th, & 30th, 1991
  69. Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 23rd, 24th, 25th, & 26th, 1993
  70. Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 1995
  71. Atlanta, Georgia on June 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, & 29th, 1997
  72. Scottsdale, Arizona on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, & 27th, 1999
  73. New Orleans, Louisiana on June 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th, 2001
  74. Orlando, Florida on June 25th, 2th, 27th, & 28th, 2003
  75. Cincinnati, Ohio/Oxford, Ohio on June 23th, 24th ,and 26th, 2005
  76. San Jose, California, June 26, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, July 1, 2007
  77. Charleston, SC, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2009
  78. Dallas, Texas, June 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 2011
  79. Washington, D.C., June 27th, 28th, 29th , 2013

Grand Chapter 30 (1911)-Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Grand Chapter 30 (1911)-Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Grand Chapter 32 (1915)-Berkeley (San Francisco), California
Grand Chapter 36 (1923)-West Baden, Indiana
Grand Chapter 38 (1927)-Louisville, Kentucky
Grand Chapter 41 (1933)-New Orleans
Grand Chapter 47 (1948)-Seattle, Washington
Grand Chapter 50 (1955)-Cincinnati, Ohio and Oxford, Ohio
Grand Chapter 55 (1965)-Denver, Colorado

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A NORTHERN CONFEDERATE AT JOHNSON'S ISLAND PRISON: The Civil War Diaries of James Parks Caldwell
George H. Jones
51st Grand Consul

McFarland & Co., 2010.


Sigma Chi Founder, Caldwell fought for the Confederacy and spent 18 months in the Union's Johnson's Island prison. While there he kept a diary on prison conditions, the politics of the day, and his personal interests.

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