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Economic developer

Ralph Upton Thomas, American Economic developer. Board of directors Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts American; Member American Economics Association Council (board directors 1978), Southern Industrial Development Council, South Carolina. Economics Development Association, Leadership South Carolina. Alumni Association, Rotary.

Background

Thomas, Ralph Upton was born on November 24, 1942 in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. Son of Guy Vernon and Audra Naomi (Upton) Thomas.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Union U., 1964; Juris Doctor, Memphis State University, 1973.

Career

Industrial economist, State of Tennessee, Jackson, 1964-1966; vice president economics development, Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1975; president, San Antonio Economics Development Foundation, 1975-1979; executive vice president, Greater Lafayette (Louisiana) Chamber of Commerce, 1979-1988; president, Palmetto Economics Development Corporation, Columbia, South Carolina., since 1988.

Politics

Every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

Views

The distinctive feature of the Baptist Churches is that lay people are involved in decision making.

Membership

Board of directors Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts American. Member American Economics Association Council (board directors 1978), Southern Industrial Development Council, South Carolina. Economics Development Association, Leadership South Carolina.

Alumni Association, Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: chess, golf, fishing.

Connections

Married Eva Marie Crouch, August 7, 1965. Children: Tacey Marie, Leah Bowman, Dana Farrington.

father:
Guy Vernon Thomas

mother:
Audra Naomi (Upton) Thomas

spouse:
Eva Marie Crouch

children:
Tacey Marie Thomas

Leah Bowman Thomas

Dana Farrington Thomas