Daniel Holcombe Thomas Edit Profile
Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1928.
Born in Prattville, Alabama, Thomas received an LL.B. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1928. He was in private practice in Mobile, Alabama from 1929 to 1943. He was an Assistant solicitor, Mobile County, Alabama from 1932 to 1939.
He was an Acting solicitor, Mobile County, Alabama in 1943. He was in the United States Navy Lieutenant during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He was in private practice in Mobile, Alabama from 1946 to 1951.
Thomas was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Thomas was nominated by President Harry S. Truman on January 29, 1951, to a seat vacated by John McDuffie. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 6, 1951, and received his commission on March 9, 1951.
He served as chief judge from 1966-1971. He assumed senior status on August 25, 1971. Thomas served in that capacity until his death, in Mobile, Alabama.
Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.
Member executive board Mobile Area council Boy Scouts American, since 1963, vice president, 1967-1969, president, since 1973, member national council, since 1973, Trustee department archieves and history, State of Alabama Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Member of Mobile Country.
Married Dorothy Quina, September 26, 1936 (deceased 1977). Children: Daniel H., Junior, Merrill Pratt. Married Catharine J. Miller, October 25, 1979.