Jonathan Leavitt Lambert
Jonathan Leavitt Lambert, Xi, 1865, Phi Alpha 1866-1867
Jonathan Leavitt Lambert, Xi, 1865, was a medical doctor, surgeon and merchant. Brother Lambert had a circuitous route into the brotherhood graduating from Williams College in 1860 at a time when Zeta Psi was dormant on the campus.
He then served during the Civil War as an assistant surgeon and surgeon of the 65th
Regiment of New York Volunteers. After the war, he graduated from the Department of
Surgery at the University of Michigan and was initiated into the Xi chapter of Zeta Psi.
Brother Lambert was very active in the Fraternity of Masons becoming a 33rd Degree
Mason. He served as past grand high priest and treasurer of the Royal Arch Masons of
Brother Lambert was the owner or partner in several businesses in Hoosick Falls and
Troy, New York, including John P. Brown, Squires, Sherry & Galusha, and Schneider &
Macy Drug Company.
He served as secretary of his Williams College Class of 1860 from graduation to 1902
and was noted in The Story of Zeta Psi as a regular attendee and Xi delegate at Zeta
Psi annual conventions.
He died on September 29, 1905 when he was hit by a train in Hoosick Junction, NY.