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Christopher Yancey Thomas

Christopher Yancey Thomas, business executive. Member Kansas Chamber of Commerce (president 1965-1966), National Society Professional Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Kansas Engineering Society, Sigma Delta Chi, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Theta Pi.; Clubs:.

Background

  • Thomas, Christopher Yancey was born on January 5, 1900 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Frank Watkins and Elizabeth (Carson) Thomas.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1921, Mechanical Engineering, 1926. Bachelor of Laws (honorary), Baker U., 1966.

    Career

    • Apprentice instructor A.T. & San Francisco Railway, 1921-1924. Supervisor apprentices Kansas City.S. Railway, 1925-1929. Mechanic engineer Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Company, Kansas, 1930-1941, Chairman of the Board, 1964-1965.

      General manager Military Chemical Works, Pittsburg, Kansas, 1941-1946. General manager Spencer Chemical Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1946-1963, chairman, 1960-1963, Thomas Manufacturing Corporation, Parkton, Maryland. Mayor, City of Mission Hills, 1959-1963.

      Member Kansas Senate from, Johnson County, 1969-1973. Delaware Republican National Convention, 1964. Presidential elector, 1972.

      Trustee Southern Methodist U., 1956-1968. Chairman of the board of trustees Baker U., Baldwin, Kansas, 1956-1964, 66-81. Vice president K.A. & H.F. Spencer Foundation, Kansas City, Missoury.

    Politics

    The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.

    Religion

    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Membership

    Member Kansas Chamber of Commerce (president 1965-1966), National Society Professional Engineers, American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Kansas Engineering Society, Sigma Delta Chi, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Theta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothea Louise Engel, June 12, 1922 (deceased.; married Georgia Wilhelm Hall, August 18, 1978. Children: Christopher Yancey, Dorothea Louise (Mistress.
    • father: Frank Watkins Thomas
    • mother: Elizabeth (Carson) Thomas
    • spouses: Dorothea Louise Engel
    • Georgia Wilhelm Hall
    • children: Christopher Yancey Thomas
    • Dorothea Louise (Mrs Thomas
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    Born January 5, 1900
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