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Roscoe Conkling Giles (1890-1970)

     Roscoe Conkling Giles was born on May 6, 1890, in Albany, New York to Reverend Francis Fenard and Laura Caldwell Giles. His father, Reverend Francis Fenard, was a minister as well as an attorney. Roscoe Giles graduated from Boys High school in Brooklyn, New York in 1903, winning a scholarship to Cornell University for his impressive speech skills. While at Cornell, Giles became one of the first members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity which was founded at the institution in 1906. […]