Samuel W. Gould, 1877
Our brothers careers have been productive, constructive, spirited, and prosaic. They displayed impressive skills, talents, and abilities They were, and we continue to be, a beautiful and lively expression of our enduring fraternal beliefs, and that underlying harmony is far-reaching in expectation for all brothers’, undergraduate and graduate. It is the core of what our fraternal founders asserted in 1848 and 1874 and 1899: to live active, commendable, and responsible lives, and to build up community. Clearly and compellingly, they added, and continue to add, positive value at the local, state, national, global, and fraternal level because they engaged life fully and responsibly. In short, they were authoritative pillars throughout life. They were-are exemplary in their citizenship, character, and their sense of dutiful responsibility, and, in many instances, they were leading voices in their career fields. They prove that success of any kind does not occur by luck or accident, and we remember them because they continue to provide that message for our time. Their spirit permeates our brotherhood, and it always will.
We have long been, from one generation to the next, proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. We continue to cherish our fraternal friendships, our shared memories, and our evolving, forward-focused history at the University of Maine. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? We have always exhibited a can-do fraternal spirit since 1874. And, to be sure, all present and future generations of Omega Mu Fijis will continue to do the same, with fraternal enthusiasm and commitment. As a brotherhood, we always see the path behind us and the way forward with equal clarity, and our future remains bright at 79 College Avenue because we fearlessly move forward, always guided by sound fraternal principles. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
Samuel W. Gould,
North Parsonfield Seminary
Samuel W. Gould attended North Parsonfield Seminary, and after graduating he matriculated into the State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.
Q. T. V. Brothers who would have helped build the first
Q. T. V. Chapter Hall
Samuel W. Gould
Francis Bacon and Oliver Crosby
Horace M. Estabrooke and Charles E. Oak
Robert B. Burns and Edward F. Danforth
Samuel Shaw, Thomas J. Stevens, and Frank P. Stone
Q. T. V. Brothers Samuel Clapp and Samuel Gould
Samuel W. Gould was a delegate at the Democratic National Conventions in 1900, 1904, and 1908. He was elected to serve in the United States House of Representatives from 1911-1913, but he failed to win a second term. Although he only served one term in the United States House of Representatives, Samuel W. Gould achieved a major legislative victory with the passage of the Gould Amendment, an amendment to the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. The Gould Amendment requires that all contents of any food package be clearly marked on the outside of the package in terms of weight, measure, and content. The Gould Amendment was passed on March 3rd, 1913, and it was another major victory of the Progressive Era of reform and regulation.
The Gould Amendment
After failing to win a second term in the United States House of Representatives,
Samuel W. Gould returned to Skowhegan, Maine to continue his law practice.
Samuel W. Gould's home in Skowhegan.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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