William Grigsby McCormick was born in Chicago on June 3, 1851. After a preparatory education at the old University of Chicago, he moved to Baltimore in 1865. He enrolled at the University of Virginia in October, 1868, returning again in the year of the founding, 1869.
McCormick occupied the room at 46 East Lawn in the fall of 1869. It was there that he, with four friends, Frank Courtney Nicodemus, Edmund Law Rogers, John Covert Boyd and George Miles Arnold, founded the Kappa Sigma Fraternity on December 10th 1869.
At the 28th Biennial Grand Conclave in Los Angeles in 1929, McCormick, the only surviving founder at the time, was elected to the position of Most Worthy Grand Master – the only Kappa Sigma to hold such title.
Take a moment to watch the Founders’ Day video. Happy Founder’s Day!