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"In 1897 I was a student in the University of Maine and certain phases of university life and the after usefulness of the students interested me. With rare exceptions I did not, nor do I now, believe in the natural fitness of anybody for anything but I do believe that anyone can do anything that he really desires to accomplish." Marcus Libby Urann (1873-1963) spearheaded the establishment of the honor society as an undergraduate at University of Maine. Trained as a lawyer, he gained further renown as a cranberry farmer, innovator and magnate who organized cranberry cooperatives that became Ocean Spray. His aims crystalize tenets of Phi Kappa Phi, a name adopted on June 12, 1900.


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