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Thomas Bayne Wilson, business executive. Member Kansas State Legislature, 1947-1949.; Member Automotive Engineers Society, Institute Aviation Sciences, Newcomen Society of England.; Mason (Shriner). Elk.


Wilson, Thomas Bayne was born on May 26, 1892 in Williamstown, Kansas, United States. Son of Benjamin Elijah and Mary Frances (Bayne) Wilson.


Student Kemper Military School, 1906-1910, Oakland Polytechnic College. Doctor of Science, honorary, Iowa Wesleyan College.


With Southern Pacific Railroad Company, 1911-1926, beginning as clerk and advancing to supervisor of transportation. Vice-president and manager Southern Pacific Motor Transport Company, 1926-1929. President Pacific Greyhound Lines, 1929-1933.

Vice-president and general manager Alaska Steamship Company, 1933-1938. Chairman of the Board and director Transcontinental & Western Airlines, Inc., 1938-1947. Chairman of the Board Johnson Motor Lines, Inc., 1957-1959, Resort Airlines, Inc.

V. chairman Sea Oil & General Corporation, 1957-1960. With Resort Airlines, Inc., since 1957. Regional director Defense Materials Procurement Agency, London, 1952-1955.

Captain, Signal corpus, United States army, 1917-1919. Brigadier general Transportation corpus, United States army, 1942-1944. Brigadier general Reserve Corps, since 1944.


Member Kansas State Legislature, 1947-1949. Member Automotive Engineers Society, Institute Aviation Sciences, Newcomen Society of England. Mason (Shriner). Elk.

Clubs: Metropolitan (New York, Washington).


Married Chloe C. Byington, November 29, 1924. Children: Thomas Bayne World War II Benjamin Robert.

Benjamin Elijah Wilson

Mary Frances (Bayne) Wilson

Chloe C. Byington

Thomas Bayne World War II Benjamin Robert Wilson