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Flashback to the 1940s

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The following pictures are from Dr. Ben Clayburgh’s (’45)  days at Beta Theta Pi while he acquired his undergraduate and medical doctor degrees.  (click on photos to enlarge)


This picture was taken at a Halloween party in 1946. Dr. Clayburgh can be seen wearing glasses and a necktie seated in the third row, center right with his future wife Mina Tennison. (’45)  Mina is originally from Petersburg, North Dakota.


This photo was taken at a joint formal between Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Sigma. Dr. Clayburgh can be found on the far left in a white suit with his future wife Mina.


This photo was taken at Beta’s Mother’s Day formal in 1942. Dr. Clayburgh is seated second from the left. Behind him is his mother Mrs. Anna Clayburgh and behind her is his father Mr. Marcus Clayburgh. This photo has been restored after it spent two weeks under water during the flood of 1997 in Grand Forks.

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