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Elmer Thomas

Elmer ThomasAKA John William Elmer Thomas

Born: 8-Sep-1876
Birthplace: Putnam County, IN
Died: 19-Sep-1965
Location of death: Lawton, OK [1]
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Buried, Highland Cemetery, Lawton, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator fom Oklahoma, 1927-51

Military service: US Army (military intelligence)

During a trip to Europe in November 1949, Senator Thomas declared that the nation of Sweden had "helped no one in the past 135 years" and that any form of assistance to that country "will be over my protest."

Prominent ally of Father Charles Coughlin.


[1] Lawton Memorial Hospital, Lawton, OK

Father: William Thomas
Mother: Elizabeth Thomas
Brother: Fred Thomas
Wife: Edith Smith (m. 24-Sep-1902, d. Mar-1964)
Son: Wilford Smith Thomas (b. 1904)

    High School: Brunerstown, IN (1883-91)
    University: Central Normal College, Danville, IN (1897)
    Teacher: Happy Hollow School, West Lafayette, IN
    Law School:
DePauw University (1900)

    US Senator, Oklahoma (4-Mar-1927 to 3-Jan-1951)
    US Congressman, Oklahoma 6th (4-Mar-1923 to 3-Mar-1927)
    Oklahoma State Senate (16-Nov-1907 to 1920)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    National Union for Social Justice
    Shriners
    Indiana State Bar Association 1897
    Oklahoma Bar Association 1900
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    National Cowboy Hall of Fame
    Surgery Lawton, OK (7-Sep-1965)


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