Ewing T Boles

Ewing Thomas Boles was born on a farm about four miles outside of Williamstown, Kentucky, on May 4, 1895. The county seat of Grant County, Williamstown claimed 3,023 residents in the 1990 census. Cincinnati, Ohio, has always been the closest "big city."
Boles waas the youngest of three children. On the advise of his high school principle he attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He was initiated into Delta chapter of what was then known as Phrenocon, in 1914. He majored in economics and English and was captain of the football team.
He graduated from Centre in 1916. From the beginning, Boles was involved in his Fraternity. He was the national president 1916-1917, when Phrenocon adopted the name Phi Kappa Tau on December 21-22, 1916, at the National Convention held in Alliance, Ohio.
One of Boles' first tasks was to persuade Miami University's Alpha chapter to re-join the fold. His trip to Oxford is documented in a March 14, 1917m letter Alexander Kerr, then Grand Secretary. "I hope to send you a petition from the bunch here within a week… They are a very fine bunch of fellows and will make a dandy chapter…"
Boles began law school at the University of Kentucky but World War I intervened. He served in the United States Navy from September 1917, to March 1919.
Boles worked in Chicago after the war, and held other positions before joining BancOhio Securities Company (later the Ohio Company) in 1929. He was named its president in 1935 and continued in that capacity until his retirement in 1965.
He enjoyed considerable success in business, serving on the board of directors of the Investment Bankers Association , 1952-1953, and active in community service organizations.

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