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editorial cartoonist

Thomas Allen Franks, American editorial cartoonist. Peace activist, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1980-1994; draft councilor Northwest Draft Counciling Center, Portland, 1980-1983; social activist Coalition for Human Dignity, Washington County, 1993.

Background

Franks, Thomas Allen was born on August 10, 1948 in Minneapolis. Son of John Joseph and Edna Harriet (Johnson) Franks.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy, St. Mary's College, 1970. Master of Arts in Early Childhood/Visual Handicapped, Columbia University, 1973.

Career

Volunteer, Peace Corps, Morocco, 1970-1972;education consultant, State of Virginia, Richmond, 1974-1975;teacher special education, Coquille (Oregon) School District, 1976-1979;composer, guitarist, singer, Electric Bill & The Killer Watts, Portland, Oregon, 1983-1984;editorial cartoonist, self-syndicated, Portland, 1985-1997;animation guide, The Mining Company, Portland, since 1997.

Membership

Peace activist, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1980-1994. Draft councilor Northwest Draft Counciling Center, Portland, 1980-1983. Social activist Coalition for Human Dignity, Washington County, 1993.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music composition/sequencing/recording, white water canoeing. E-mail: animation.guide@miningco.com.

Connections

Married Janet Shekleton, August 12, 1972 (deceased January 1989). 1 child, Molly Claire. Married Lauriette C. Nielson, June 25, 1994.

father:
John Joseph Franks

mother:
Edna Harriet (Johnson) Franks

spouses:
Janet Shekleton

Lauriette C. Nielson

child:
Molly Claire Franks