A Brief History of the International Executive Board

The International Executive Board (IEB) is a group of volunteer members who are elected to serve as the Fraternity’s “board of directors." The legislative and executive power of the Fraternity is vested in the IEB. The members of the IEB are elected by majority vote of the seated delegates present and voting at each International Convention. International officers hold office for two years or until successor officer is elected and installed in office. The IEB is composed of five named board members – International Justice, International Vice-Justice, International Clerk, International Treasurer, and International Marshal – and four International Board Members-at-Large.

At P.A.D.’s first Convention, after the dissolution of Lambda Epsilon (the Fraternity’s predecessor), formal constitutional amendments were adopted and the first Fraternity officers were voted into office. These original officers, named the National Council, were: William C. Healion, Chief Justice; Paul C. Meier, Vice Chief Justice; Hugo L. Pitts, Recorder; Robert E. O’Brien, National Financial Secretary; and August H. Schroth, National Treasurer.

Through the years, various Conventions have seen changes to the titles of duties, and even number of international officers, but the main purpose has remained the same: to lead and expand the Fraternity. We have seen the election of many venerable and honorable fraternity leaders over the Fraternity’s history and look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.

Click here for a complete list of current International Executive Board officers.

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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

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