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Betty Jane Sutphin Thomas

Betty Jane Sutphin Thomas, American county official. Named Montgomery County Woman of Year, 1982.


  • Thomas, Betty Jane Sutphin was born on June 21, 1938 in Floyd, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Paul Reece and Minnie Hazel (Pugh) Sutphin.

  • Education

    • Student, University Virginia, 1986.


    • Deputy sherrif City of Floyd, 1960-1972. Administrative assistant Montgomery County, Virginia, 1972-1976, assistant co-administrator, 1976-1981, chief administrative officer, since 1981. Guest lecturer Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Ferrum (Virginia) College, Radford University.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Coordinator/participant film: Montgomery County Economic Development, 1984.


    God, in His permissive will, may allow political leaders, both in biblical times and the present day, to enact policies that are opposed to His revealed will.


    Baptism should be administered to those who can understand the Christian faith and the true meaning of the rite.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Baptists believe that God created mankind to have fellowship with Him.


    Member Virginia Association County Administrators (executive board 1988-1989), National Association County Administrators, American Society Public Administration (board directors, executive council 1988-1989), Virginia Criminal Justice Service Commission, Southwest Virginia Economic Development Commission, Southeast Regional International City Managers Association (executive board 1988-1989), Virginia Local Government Management Association (president 1989-1990), Valley Clerk's Annual Clubs: Women's. Lodges: Lady of Moose.



    Skiing, reading, travel, antiques.


    • father: Paul Reece Sutphin
    • mother: Minnie Hazel (Pugh) Sutphin
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    Born June 21, 1938
    • 1986
      University Virginia
    • 1960 - 1972
      Deputy sherrif City of Floyd
    • 1972 - 1976
      administrative assistant, Montgomery County
      Virginia, United States