Charles W. Stratton

Charles W. Stratton, Xi, 1893, Phi Alpha 1927-1928

Born June 19, 1870, the son of Dr. Robert F. Stratton, Chi, 1853, Charles W. Stratton, Xi, 1893, Phi Alpha 1927-1928, was a well-respected attorney and civic leader in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was described as possessing “a common sense of a country lawyer and all the savior-faire of an urban clubman.” (The Story of Zeta Psi, 1932)

Brother Stratton graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1896 where
he was legal editor of the journal. He was admitted to the bar in 1896. Stratton
practiced with the law firm of Stratton & Evans for more than forty years and was city
attorney of St. Joseph. He was also active in the Michigan State Bar Association
serving as Chairman of the Second Judicial Circuit for many years.

Throughout his life, Brother Stratton was involved as an Elder of his chapter at the
University of Michigan and one of the leaders in the establishment of the Zeta Psi
Association of Michigan.