Edison W. Dick

Edison W. Dick, Eta, 1959, Phi Alpha 1976-1978

Edison W. Dick was a partner in the Washington office of  Chicago- based law firm, Quinn , Jacobs, Barry and Dick for over 20 years where he handled government-related issues for the Firm. He also served as Attorney/Consultant for the American Bar Association’s International Law Section as well as the Executive Director of ABA’s International Legal Exchange (ILEX) Program.

“I joined the Eta Chapter in 1956 – sophomore year at Yale. After graduation I  became President of the nascent DC Elder Chapter. Bill Duryee was my mentor in DC and got me involved with the National. In 1976 I was elected to serve a two year term as Phi Alpha of the Zeta Psi Fraternity and President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation. In 1980 I received the Distinguished Service Award at the first ever New Orleans Zeta Psi Convention.

I married Sally in 1960. We have two children and two granddaughters – and a great grandchild on the way. I think I am too young for that! We inherited two nieces in 1987 when their parents were killed in an automobile accident and we were named guardians. (They are now both happily married with families). Sally and I are still living in our house in Bethesda where we have been since 1977. With no plans to move.

For many years, I have been involved with the United Nations and served on the Board of the United Nations Association (UNA/USA), and was President of the local chapter (UNA/NCA). I received a Distinguished Service Award from UNA/USA.
I also served on the Board of United Way International – the international arm of the United Way organization.”