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Lawyer , State legislator , bank executive

Thomas Paul Foy, American lawyer, retired state legislator, bank executive. Bar: New Mexico 1946. Decorated Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 3 oak leaf clusters; recipient Citizen of Year award Silver City-Grant County Chamber of C., 1965, Dedication to Advancement award Trial Lawyers Association, 1993, New Mexico Distinguished Service medal, 1994.


Foy, Thomas Paul was born on October 19, 1914 in Silver City, New Mexico, United States. Son of Thomas J. and Mary V. Foy.


Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Notre Dame University, 1938. Juris Doctor, Notre Dame University, 1939. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Western New Mexico University, 2004.


District attorney, New Mexico 6th Judicial District, Silver City, 1949-1957;attorney, Village of Bayard, New Mexico, 1954-1968;attorney, Village of Control, New Mexico, 1960-1970;vice president, counsel, board directors, Sunwest Bank, Silver City, 1946-1984;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Sunwest Bank, Silver City, 1969-1984;chairman emeritus, Sunwest Bank, Silver City, 1984-1997;state representative District 39, State of New Mexico, Grant-Hidalgo, 1971-1998;chairman judicial committee, New Mexico State Legislation, Santa Fe, 1984-1998;president, Foy & Vesely and Foy, Foy & Castillo, Silver City, since 1946.


  • Bar: New Mexico 1946.


1st lieutenant United States Army, 1941-1946. Prisoner of war, PTO, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association, New Mexico Bar Association (bar commissioner 1967-1985, vice president New Mexico bar commission 1978-1979, Distinguished Service of Laws award 1987), American Judicature Society, Bataan Veterans Organization (state Commander 1965-1966, 98-99, since 2004), Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight 1936-1937), Veterans of Foreign Wars (state Commander 1959-1960), Lions (district governor 1956-1957), Elks.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: football, baseball, travel, conventions.


Married Joan Carney, November 17, 1948 (deceased June 1994). Children: Celia, Thomas Paul Junior (deceased), Muffet (Mary Ann), J. Carney, James B.

Thomas J.

Mary V. Foy

Joan Carney

Celia Foy

Thomas Paul Junior Foy (deceased)

Muffet Foy (Mary Ann)

J. Carney Foy

James B., Foy