Fay Martin Slover, Randolph-Macon College, was born on April 28, 1884 in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended Randolph-Macon College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she was initiated as a member of Alpha Xi Chapter. She served as editor of The Trident from 1915 to 1919 and national treasurer from 1919 to 1925. In 1925, she became Tri Delta’s national president, a position she held until 1928.

In 1900, Fay married Samuel Slover, who was a major player in the newspaper business in Norfolk, Virginia, owning publications such as the Norfolk Ledger Dispatch. This exposure to the management of publications made her a successful editor of The Trident throughout the turbulent years of World War I, a time when many fraternity and sorority publications struggled. Under her leadership, The Trident became an invaluable record of Tri Delta women’s war work and continued to operate on a surplus because of her assiduous efforts to procure advertising.

In addition to her work with Tri Delta, Slover was a passionate golfer, yachter, and gardener, once winning the Tidewater Women’s Golf Championship. Slover was also a member of the Norfolk Women’s Council of the Navy League of the United States, a civilian organization that offered support to Navy service members. She died on September 1, 1967 at the age of 83.

  • First Name
  • Fay
  • Maiden Name
  • Martin
  • Last Name
  • Slover

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