Howard Bell Arbuckle
Posted on Feb 20, 2017
Born in Lewisburg, West Virginia, Arbuckle was an early initiate of Iota Chapter at Hampden-Sydney, receiving both his B.A. and his M.A. in 1890. He studied chemistry at the University of Virginia and received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1898. While teaching classical languages at what is now known as the University of Florida (1891-1894), he met his future wife. They had two children, a boy who was a Pi Kappa Alpha and the first winner of the outstanding undergraduate award (now known as the Robertson Award), and a daughter. After teaching at Agnes Scott College, he moved on to Davidson College where he taught until retirement. He served the Fraternity as Councilor Princeps (National President) from 1900 to 1905 and as Grand Councilor (an advisory office) from 1913 to 1933.