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Vincent Cox Thomas

editor

Vincent Cox Thomas, American editor. Decorated Legion of Merit (3), others.

Background

Thomas, Vincent Cox was born on July 5, 1920 in Louisville. Son of Vincent Cox and Mary Tuley Thomas.

Education

Bachelor, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1941. Postgraduate, University Louisville, 1947.

Career

With, Louisville Courier-Journal, 1946-1950;commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1942;advanced through grades to captain, United States Navy, 1962;commanding officer operations, public affairs officer, United States Navy, 1950-1970;special assistant public affairs to chief of naval operations, United States Navy, 1961-1964;director public affairs United States European Command, United States Navy, 1964-1966;fleet public affairs officer United States Pacific Fleet, United States Navy, 1966-1969;director community relations, Office Secretary Defense, 1969-1970;director public affairs, executive director, Navy League United States, 1970-1982;editor, Almanac of Seapower, Summerland Key, Florida, since 1983.

Works

  • United States Editor Jane's fighting Ships, since 1985. Contributing editor Sea Power magazine, since 1983.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, canoeing, sports.

Connections

Married Violette McLaughlin, August 26, 1945. Children: Dian Speed, Sheilah Nehan, Vincent Cox III, Jeanne-Marie Stuart.

father:
Vincent Cox

mother:
Mary Tuley Thomas

spouse:
Violette McLaughlin

children:
Dian Speed Thomas

Sheilah Nehan Thomas

Vincent Cox III Thomas

Jeanne-Marie Stuart Thomas