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Thomas Pearson

bank executive , customs official.

Thomas Pearson, bank executive, customs official. Decorated Legion of Honor (France); Order of Crown and Croix de Guerre (Belgium); Order of Prince Danilo I (Montenegro); Officer Honneur et Merite (Haiti).

Background

Pearson, Thomas was born on June 24, 1893 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Richmond and Gabrielle (Thomas) Pearson.

Education

Preparatory education St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1911. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1915. Unmarried.

Career

With American International Corporation, New York, 1916 and 1919-1920. Foreign trade editor New York Evening Post, 1920-1921. Member American Commission invited by the Persian Government to reorganize and administer the finances of Persia and director Civil Service Administration, Persian Ministry of Finance, 1922-1927.

With American section International Chamber of Commerce, Washington, District of Columbia, 1929-1931, American Commissioner International Chamber of Commerce at Paris and consultant director American Chamber of Commerce in France, 1931-1936. Appointed deputy general receiver of Dominican customs by President Roosevelt, 1937, acting general receiver, 1939-1941.

Membership

Member board directors and vice-president in charge fiscal department National Bank of Haiti, 1941-1947. Served as lieutenant, later as captain, United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1919. Trustee American Library, Paris, 1933-1936.

Member Mayflower Society (Massachusetts).

Connections

father:
Richmond Pearson

mother:
Gabrielle (Thomas) Pearson