Our second biography of Phi Kappa Tau’s founding members is Hazelett Andrew Moore who became a prominent medical doctor in the Oxford, Ohio area.
hazelett mooreBarely 16 at the time of the founding, he was born Jan. 15, 1890 in Logan, Ohio, the son of Clara (King) and the Rev. Dr. David Ross Moore. His father and grandfather were both Presbyterian ministers and Miami graduates from the classes of 1871 and 1841, respectively. He was a student in the preparatory department of Miami in 1906 and earned his bachelor’s degree with the class of 1910.
Dr. Moore earned his M.D. from University of Cincinnati Medical School and went into practice in Oxford with his his older half-brother, Hugh Miller Moore (a Miami Phi Delt) until the brother’s death in 1927. He was the founder of the Butler County Mental Health Association and was chairman of the first board of trustees of McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He served as medical director at Western College for Women for a number of years and was former chief of the medical staff at Fort Hamilton Hospital.
Dr. Moore was a member of the Oxford Lodge 67 F and AM and was a charter member of the Oxford Kiwanis Club. He served as chairman of the Butler County Board of Health and as County Health Commissioner, was an Elder of the United Presbyterian Church and member of the Oxford Country Club.
With his wife, Margaretta Agger Moore, he had two daughters and a son, Robert, an Alpha Chapter initiate. His brother, Stanley Jewell Moore was also a foundation member (a story for another day). Moore died in 1973 and is buried in the Oxford Cemetery.