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Thomas Hawley Miner

International entrepreneur

Thomas Hawley Miner, American International entrepreneur. Bar: Illinois 1954.


Miner, Thomas Hawley was born on June 19, 1927 in Shelbyville, Illinois, United States. Son of Lester Ward and Thirza (Hawley) Miner.


Student, United States Military Academy, 1946-1947;Bachelor, Knox College, 1950;Juris Doctor, University of Illinois, 1953.


Counsel Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company, Chicago, 1953—1955. President Harper-Wyman International S.A., 1955—1958, Hudson International S.A., 1958—1960, Thomas H. Miner & Associate, Inc., Chicago, since 1960. Chairman Miner, Fraser & Gabriel Public Affairs, Inc., Washington, 1982—1988, Miner Systems, Inc., since 1981.

International director Urban Retail Properties Inc., since 2005. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Illinois Global Partnership, Inc., since 2005. Director United States-China Chamber of Commerce, since 2007.

Board directors Lakeside Bank, Worldschool, Bright Oceans International Сorporation. Chairman Illinois district export council United States Department Commerce, since 1971. Secretary Consular Corps.

Chicago, 1986—1988; chairman Mid-American China Management Training Center, Global Software Source, Geo Vision, Inc., United States-Iraq Business Alliance. Director Global Heavy Lift Holdings LLc.


  • Bar: Illinois 1954.


Chairman board directors School Art Institute Chicago, 1977-1981. Board governors, life member, sustaining fellow Art Institute Chicago. Former chairman United Nations Association, Chicago.

Founder, chairman Mid-American Committee, since 1968. Former member board directors United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, National Association of Manufacturers, International Trade Policy Committee and Working Group on Commonwealth of Indiana States and Eastern Europe. Trustee 4th Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1996.

Board advisors Mercy Hospital. Vice chairman Chicago Sister Cities. Member advisory board International Institute Education.

Board directors International Sister Cities. With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member President Council University Illinois Foundation.

Director International Urban Retail Properties Company. Chairman Illinois Global Partnership, Inc. Captain United States Army, 1946-1947.

Member American Management Association, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Mid-American Arab Chamber of Commerce (founder, former president), Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Committee, Chicago Council Foreign Relations (past director), Council of the American mathematical society, International Trade Club (past director, president), Japan-American Society, National Council United States-China Trade, National Academy of Sciences (president council), English Speaking Union (director, past chairman) Trade and Economics Council United States of America-Commonwealth of Independent States (director), United States-Russia Business Council, Museum Contemporary Art, Newcomen Society North America, United States-China Business Council, United States-Arab C. of Chamber (board directors), United States-Mexico C. of Chamber (board directors), Thomas Minor Society, Chicago Club, Economic Club, Grant Park Concerts Society, Chicago Farmers Club, Mid-American Club, University Club (Washington), University Club (Milwaukee), Hillsboro Club (Florida), Tryall Golf and Beach Club (Jamaica), Rotary, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta.


Married Lucyna T. Minciel, July 22, 1983. Children: Robert Thomas, William John.

Lester Ward Miner

Thirza (Hawley) Miner

Lucyna T. Minciel

Robert Thomas Miner

William John Miner