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consultant , public utilities executive

Julian Baldwin Thomas, American public utilities executive, consultant.


Thomas, Julian Baldwin was born on July 19, 1891 in San Marcos, Texas, United States. Son of John Adolphus and Nellie Rebecca (Julian) Thomas.


Bachelor of Science, Texas A.&M. College, 1911. Master of Engineering, Texas A.&M. College, 1931.


With, Greenville Foundry and Machine Company, 1907-1908;student engineer, Houston Cotton Oil Corporation, 1911-1912. Superintendent Municipal Electric Plant, Greenville, Texas, 1912. Draftsman and engineer Russsell Machine Company, Dallas, 1912, Texas Power & Light Company, 1912-1917, engineer and chief engineer, 1919-1930.

Vice president charge operations Texas Electric Svc. Company, Fort Worth, 1930-1938, director from 1933, executive vice president, 1938-1940, vice-president and general manager, 1940-1941, president, general manager, 1941-1961, Chairman of the Board, 1961-1963, engineering consultant from 1963. Vice-president, director Texas Utilities Company, Fort Worth,1945-1961.

Director Federal Reserve Bank Dallas, 1955-1958. Director Old Ocean Fuel Company, president, 1959-1961. Chairman electrical power surveys, Taiwan, 1963-1964, Korea,1964-1965, Philippines, 1964-1965.


Member Texas Board Registration Professional Engineers, 1941-1951, chairman, 1949. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association. Board directors Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation, 1957-1962, president 1958-1959.

Chairman Governor's Committee on Water Conservation in Texas, 1952-1957, Texas Research League, 1958. Captain Coast Artillery Air Army Corps, 1917-1919. Fellow American Institute of Electrical Engineers, American Society Mechanical Engineers.

Member Texas Agricultural and Mechanical Ex-students Association (president), West Texas C. of Chamber (board directors 1943-1961), Edison Electric Institute (director 1948-1951, 52-55, 61-62), Fort Worth Club, Steeplechase Club, River Crest Country Club, Colonial Club, Exchange Club, Fort Worth Boat Club, Shady Oaks Country Club, Tau Beta Pi.


Son of John Adolphus and Nellie Rebecca (Julian) T. M. Beatrix Hemkens, November 15, 1920. 1 daughter, Nellie Frances.

John Adolphus Thomas

Nellie Rebecca (Julian) Thomas

Beatrix Hemkens