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Thomas Edward Stokes, American librarian. Named An Outstanding Young Man of America, Johnson City Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1971.


Stokes, Thomas Edward was born on October 17, 1942 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Edward and Elsie Mae (Groves) Stokes.


Bachelor, Malone College, 1968. Master of Divinity, Emmanuel School Religion, 1974. Master of Library Science, George Peabody College for Teachers, 1974.


Ordained to ministry Christian Church, 1969. Youth minister Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church, Canton, 1966-1967. Resident counselor Malone College, Canton, 1967-1969.

Student union manager Milligan College (Tennessee), 1969-1974. Library assistant George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, 1974-1975. Librarian, member of faculty Emmanuel School Religion, Johnson City, Tennessee, since 1975, assistant professor, 1979-1981, associate professor bibliography and research, 1981-1989, professor, 1989.

Treasurer Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission, Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, Johnson City, since 1976. Chaplain, Tenn.Army National Guard, since 1974. Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Johnson City, 1983-1987.


Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1960-1963. Named An Outstanding Young Man of America, Johnson City Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1971. Member American Library Association, American Theological library association, Tennessee Theological library association (vice president president-elect 1982-1985, president 1985-1987), Disciples of Christ History Society.

Club: Johnson City Optimist (president 1979-1980, 81-82, secretary-treasurer 1982-1983).


Married Barbara Ann Wise, August 19, 1967. Children: Andrew Thomas, Ian Philip.

Thomas Edward Stokes

Elsie Mae (Groves) Stokes

Barbara Ann Wise

Andrew Thomas Stokes

Ian Philip Stokes