Satterlee T. Arnold

Satterlee T. Arnold, Pi, 1866, Phi Alpha 1875-1876

Satterlee T. Arnold, Pi, 1866,  was a successful manufacturer of knit goods and an inventor.

Brother Arnold was the first charter member and Phi (president) of the Pi chapter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a legacy within Zeta Psi with his two cousins, Livingston (Epsilon, Brown) and F. Leroy (Phi, New York University) being Zetes and Phi Alphas.

After graduation from RPI, Brother Arnold was a mining engineer in Colorado (1866- 1868) and then with his wife, Anna, manufactured knit goods at the New Brunswick Hosiery Company. Later, he owned the Arnold Sewing Machine Company in Newark,
New Jersey and received more than ten patents from the United States Patent Office pertaining to improving sewing machines.

Brother Arnold was active in Zeta Psi throughout his life. He was a member of the committee that published the second catalog of Zeta Psi in 1867. It contained 1,314 members’ names and information with addendum of 575 members published in 1874.

In 1882-1886, Brother Arnold was one of the initial catalysts behind the revitalization of
the Zeta Psi Club of New York. His two cousins, F. Leroy and Livingston, were also
leaders of this effort.