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Decourcy Wright Thom

Decourcy Wright Thom, farmer, businessman. Member Maryland. Development Commission, Maryland. State Forestry Board, Maryland.-Yorktown Sesqui-centennial Committee; member Executive Committee Friends of Johns Hopkins University Library.; Member advisory board Allegheny Forestry District (Maryland., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania).

Background

  • Thom, Decourcy Wright was born on October 14, 1858 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Son of Joseph Pembroke and Ella L. (Wright) Thom.

  • Education

    • University of Virginia, 1876-1880, graduate international and constitutional law, etc., 1880. Course in rhetoric, English literature, psychology, logic and metaphysics, University of Edinburgh, 1880.

    Career

    • World War II Irvine Keyser, of Baltimore, June 14, 1910. Children—Elizabeth Keyser, W. H. DeCourcy Wright. Banker and a stock broker, 1882-1892.

      Abandoned active business and moved to country residence, “Blakeford,” in Queen Anne’s Company, Maryland. Established cement branch of Security Cement & Lime Сompany. Vice president Industrial Corporation of Baltimore City.

      Director, charter member Continental American Life Insurance Company.

    Works

    • Author: A Brief History of Panics in the United States, 1893, 4th edit., 1916. Mid-Summer Motoring in Europe, 1916.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Maryland. Development Commission, Maryland. State Forestry Board, Maryland.-Yorktown Sesqui-centennial Committee. Member Executive Committee Friends of Johns Hopkins University Library.

    ; Member advisory board Allegheny Forestry District (Maryland., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Pleasants Gordon, October 29, 1885 (died 1892).; married second, Mistress. Children: Anne Gordon, Mary Gordon.
    • father: Joseph Pembroke Thom
    • mother: Ella L. (Wright) Thom
    • spouses: Mary Pleasants Gordon
    • Mistress
    • children: Anne Gordon Thom
    • Mary Gordon Thom
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    Born October 14, 1858
    Died August 6, 1932
    (aged 73)
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