F. Le Roy Satterlee
F. Le Roy Satterlee, M.D., Ph.D., Phi 1865, Phi Alpha 1896-1897
F. Le Roy Satterlee, M.D., Ph.D., Phi 1865, was a well-respected and published physician and university professor. Among his published works were Erysipelas, Psoriasis and Rheumatism, Neurosis of the Skin and Rheumatism and Gout.
Brother Satterlee served as a surgeon with the rank of Major in the National Guard of
New York from 1868 to 1902. He was a Professor of Chemistry at the American Veterinary College and a Professor of Chemistry, Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the New York College of Dentistry. He was also a trustee of the West Side Savings Bank, a police surgeon and an attending physician at St. Elizabeth Hospital, New York and the Northeastern Dispensary, New York.
The Satterlee family was distinguished within Zeta Psi with three members serving as
Phi Alphas. F. Leroy, Phi 1865, Phi Alpha 1896-1897; his brother, Livingston, Epsilon,
1858, Phi Alpha 1860-1862 and their cousin, Satterlee Arnold, Pi 1866, Phi Alpha 1875-
1876. Brother Arnold was one of the founding brothers of the Pi chapter at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute. Francis’ son, Francis Jr. was also a Phi Zete. F. Le Roy was also a classmate of Israel C. Pierson, another Phi Alpha, from the Phi chapter.
Brother Satterlee had the honor of serving as Phi Alpha during Zeta Psi’s Fiftieth
Anniversary, where he presided over a formal banquet of nearly 300 attendees at
Delmonico’s in New York City. The “forever” toastmaster was William H. McElroy,
Theta, 1860, who himself would become Phi Alpha for the 1901–1902 term.