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Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell (August 16, 1828 – August 16, 1879) is the initial founder of Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity, the first fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania. Mitchell was also a doctor and physician in the Union Army, distinguished member of the Masons and an active social member of Philadelphia.[1]

Dr. Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell
Painting of Dr. Mitchell
BornAugust 16, 1828
DiedAugust 16, 1879
Known forFounder of Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity

He was a co-founder, on April 15, 1865, of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, or MOLLUS, the first post-Civil War veteran's organization. He bore Companion #00001. The organization, which welcomed those who had served in the suppression of the Rebellion, and were at some point in their careers commissioned officers in the military service of the United States, exists today. It is composed primarily of their descendants.

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  1. ^ "Histories of Penn Fraternities: Phi Kappa Sigma". Relating to Mitchell as the Founder. Penn University Archives. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12.

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