Sharp, Thelma Parkinson was born on May 12, 1898 in Vineland, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of James Casper and Ina (Fenton) Parkinson.
Teacher, Vineland (New Jersey) High School, 1922;
member, Cumberland County Tax Board, 1923-1926;
president, Cumberland County Tax Board, 1926-1929;
member, New Jersey State Board Tax Appeals, 1932-1944;
committeewoman, Democratic National Committee, from 1954. Member Assay Commission, 1936. President Civil Svc. communications of New Jersey.
Member women's advising committee World's Fair, New York. Delegate White House Conference on Education. Organized March of Dimes Committee for Cumberland County, 1937.
Member CumberlandCounty county Girl Scouts, American Democratic State Committeewoman from Cumberland County, from 1922, vice-chair, 1948-1956. New Jersey delegate-at-large Democratic National Convention, 1924-1956, member platform committee, 1952, co-chairman, 1956.
Member Board Visitors Vineland Training School. Vice president board directors Roosevelt Park Colony for Aged. Trustee Methodist Home for Aged, New Jersey Welfare Council.
Advisory council Graduate School Social Studies Rutgers University. Member Woman's Society Christian Service (past president), American Association United Nations (trustee New Jersey branch), Am Association University Women (past president Cumberland branch, past state division 2nd vice president, state legislation chair), United Council Church Women (past regional vice president), Academy Political and Social Sciences, American Legion Auxiliary, Newcomb Hospital Auxiliary, Cumberland County History Associations, New Jersey Art League, Vineland Little Theatre, New York State Grange, New Jersey Welfare Council.
Married William Howard Sharp, June 29, 1941 (deceased, 1957).