RIP Frater Thayer Holbrook


Thayer Holbrook 1958 TKE USC

Sad news arrived today from Jerry Murphy…”My good friend and Frater Thayer Holbrook has been suffering for many years. This morning his suffering ended. Frater (bwana) Holbrook passed away. ”  In honor of Frater Thayer we are posting this photo from the LA Times Archives (April 12, 1959). Its caption reads: Surrounded by friends and fraternity brothers, Thayer Holbrook (Beta-Sigma #352), 19-year-old University of Southern California freshman, cools his feet after playing table tennis for 50 hours at Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.

“I would have gone on longer,” he told a cheering crowd of spectators, “but I have classes tomorrow.”

RIP Frater

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