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Isaac M. Jordan Memorial Monument


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N39° 9.8332',
W084° 31.42'

4521 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45232
(513) 681-6680

The Isaac M. Jordan Memorial Monument was dedicated in 1929, in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati. It honors the Founder who is remembered for the 1884 authoring of what is now known as The Jordan Standard, which guides us in the selection of men to invite into the brotherhood of Sigma Chi.

Jordan is remembered also for his high ambition and initiative. He was largely responsible for the establishment of the Gamma Chapter, Ohio Wesleyan, which made possible the preservation of the Fraternity by becoming the parent chapter in 1858, when Alpha temporarily went out of existence.

Upon his college graduation, Jordan studied law and began a practice in Dayton, Ohio, later moving it to Cincinnati, where he formed a law partnership with his two older brothers. He enjoyed a distinguished law career, and was recognized as a gifted orator. He was elected to Congress in 1882, winning handily as a Democrat in a strongly Republican district.

After Jordan's tragic death in the Cincinnati office building which housed his law firm, The Cincinnati Enquirer printed this tribute to him: Probably no other man's death would have caused more general sorrow throughout the city.

Founder Isaac M. Jordan entered the Chapter Eternal December 3, 1890, at age 55.

Visiting the Jordan Memorial Monument

If you have questions concerning the Jordan Memorial Monument, or you need information on visiting the site, please contact the site’s warden, Arthur L. Dieckmann at (513) 378-1441, or by using the contact form on this website.

A Google map, GPS coordinates, and the cemetery's address and phone number have also been provided to aid you in your quest.

SIG HISTORY
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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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