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Thomas Pearson

Thomas Pearson, bank executive, customs official. Decorated Legion of Honor (France); Order of Crown and Croix de Guerre (Belgium); Order of Prince Danilo I (Montenegro); Officer Honneur et Merite (Haiti).

Background

  • Pearson, Thomas was born on June 24, 1893 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Richmond and Gabrielle (Thomas) Pearson.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1911. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1915. Unmarried.

    Career

    • With American International Corporation, New York, 1916 and 1919-1920. Foreign trade editor New York Evening Post, 1920-1921. Member American Commission invited by the Persian Government to reorganize and administer the finances of Persia and director Civil Service Administration, Persian Ministry of Finance, 1922-1927.

      With American section International Chamber of Commerce, Washington, District of Columbia, 1929-1931, American Commissioner International Chamber of Commerce at Paris and consultant director American Chamber of Commerce in France, 1931-1936. Appointed deputy general receiver of Dominican customs by President Roosevelt, 1937, acting general receiver, 1939-1941.

    Membership

    Member board directors and vice-president in charge fiscal department National Bank of Haiti, 1941-1947. Served as lieutenant, later as captain, United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1919. Trustee American Library, Paris, 1933-1936.

    Member Mayflower Society (Massachusetts).

    Connections

    • father: Richmond Pearson
    • mother: Gabrielle (Thomas) Pearson
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    Died April 16, 1963
    (aged 69)
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