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Frank Walton Dempsey, LL.B.

Burlington, KY

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Mystic Thirteen, Football, Varsity Football

"Cupid's" fame rests not on things written and said but on the arduous greatness of things done."

He is a thunderbolt on the gridiron. It is rumored that he played backfield in high school, but no one believes it. However, he made a touchdown Thanksgiving 'I7, reminding the spectators of the movements of an elephant in the hosts of Xerxes or a tank in No Man's Land. Enjoys a dance every Thanksgiving night. Is as polite as Lord Chesterfield. His motto seems to be: "Take Life Easy," and his ambition to represent the Sixth District in Congress.

-The Kentuckian, 1918

Frank Walton Dempsey (April 24, 1897 - February 1969) was born in Bakersfield, California to Grant Dempsey and Nellie Blythe. Dempsey worked in the automotive industry after graduation. He worked as a automobile salesman and later owned his own repair garage in Erlanger, Kentucky. Dempsey moved to Florida prior to 1950 and operated a garage there. Dempsey married twice--his wives were Laura Frances Riddell (m. between 1920 and 1924, separated before 1950) and Margaret B. [last name unknown] (m. before 1950).