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Alan Thomas McDonald

Alan Thomas McDonald, American lawyer. Achievements include patents for a method of producing slubbed yarn.


  • McDonald, Alan Thomas was born on August 16, 1949 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of James Francis and Jennie Eloise (Thomits) McDonald.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Rutgers University, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Houston, 1973. Master of Laws in Patent and Trade Regulation Law, George Washington University, 1976.


    • Patent examiner United States Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington, Virginia, 1974—1975. Patent attorney Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1975—1978, Reynolds Metals Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1978—1997, Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., 1998—2004. With Shaw Industries Group, Inc., since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents for a method of producing slubbed yarn.


    Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person was living the Christian life.


    Member administrative board Dutilh United Methodist Church, Cranberry, Pennsylvania, 1977—1978. Sunday school teacher Providence United Methodist Church, Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1981—1984, member administrative board, since 1985, chairman finance committee, 1988—1990. Member council on ministries Reveille United Methodist Church, 1994—1995.

    Member finance committee Ringgold United Methodist Church, Ringgold, Georgia, 2007—2008. Member of American Intellectual Property Law Association, Mensa (vice local secretary Richmond chapter 1981-1982, administrator 1980-1981), Phi Delta Phi.


    • Married Joyce Ann Martin, February 28, 1981.
    • father: James McDonald
    • spouse: Joyce Ann Martin
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    Born August 16, 1949
    (age 68)