Romeo James Alford, Jr. was born on August 25, 1958 to proud parents Louise Swain Alford and the
late Romeo James Alford, Sr. in Okemah, Oklahoma. As a child Romeo was a sports enthusiast, playing both football and baseball. He began his formal education at the IXL school before attending Dunbar Elementary and Carver Junior High School. He graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1975. Following the footsteps of many of his family members, Romeo continued his education at Langston University on an athletic scholarship where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry. While at Langston, Romeo was very active on campus. In 1976, he continued the legacy of his father by pledging the Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It was at Langston where Romeo met his future wife, Brenda Nails. They married in 1991 and shared one daughter, Jordan. Romeo continued to support his ‘Dear Langston’ throughout his life and attended many homecoming celebrations where he enjoyed reminiscing about his college days with friends and family.
After finishing LU, Romeo began his expansive career in the Tulsa Public School system by teaching physical science at McLain High School. Finding a passion in teaching and guiding youth, h