Old Penn Friends

Charles M. Fink

Charles M. Fink, Wharton 1930, Law 1933


God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man —Benjamin Franklin


Charles M. Fink, Esq., was a lawyer and an honest man worthy of Ben Franklin’s quote. Charlie Fink put his client’s interest ahead of his own. He was confident, knowledgeable, and had a commanding courtroom presence. Mr. Fink created value for his clients. He help me and my fledgling business in the early 1980's.   

For many years Mr. Fink practiced criminal, business and general law with his son, Richard R. Fink, from a small building on busy US Route 13 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Richard Fink also served as a Public Defender of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In 1984 Charles and Richard were sworn in together before the Supreme Court of the United States. Charles passed away in 1986. Today Richard Fink is in private practice in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Charles Fink graduated from the Wharton School in 1930, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School class of 1933. He was a member of the crew squad and the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

Bill Hindman

William W. Hindman, Jr., Wharton 1939


William W. Hindman Jr. "Bill" (1917-2006) was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa. He was a descendent of Thomas Stone, whose signature appears right below John Hancock's on the Declaration of Independence. Bill was a graduate of the Wharton School Class of 1939. Bill lived in  Richmond, Virginia where he was the Grand National Secretary for Sigma-Phi Epsilon for 10 years. Bill moved to St. Petersburg in 1990. He was a member of the S.A.R. (Sons of the American Revolution) and lifetime member of the Moose. Bill was a good friend.

Bill was instrumental in the growth of Sigma-Phi Epsilon. In 1944 at the age of 26, Brother Hindman assumed the role of Grand Secretary of the young Fraternity. Under his direction Sigma Phi Epsilon added 51 chapters to its rolls, the greatest expansion to date. He capitalized on the influx of G.I.s attending college by opening chapters on campuses with booming enrollment. The strategy paid off. Sigma Phi Epsilon grew from 70 chapters to 134, establishing it as a large national Fraternity. After leaving the staff in 1957, the position of Grand Secretary was restructured and became the position of Executive Director.

Tribute to Bill Hindman, Architect of SigEp Growth
Tribute to Bill Hindman, pp 27-28, SigEp[...]
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