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Dave Thomas

Dave ThomasAKA Rex David Thomas

Born: 2-Jul-1932
Birthplace: Atlantic City, NJ
Died: 8-Jan-2002
Location of death: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Union Cemetery, Columbus, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Wendy's Hamburgers

Military service: US Army (enlisted at age 18)

Father: Rex Thomas (adoptive, Kalamazoo MI)
Mother: Auleva (d. 1937 rheumatic fever)
Wife: Lorraine Buskirk (m. 1954, four daughters, one son)
Daughter: Pam
Son: Ken
Daughter: Molly
Daughter: Melinda Lou ("Wendy")
Daughter: Lori

    High School: Coconut Creek High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1993)
    Administrator: Trustee, Hillsdale College (1999-2000)

    Wendy's Founder
    KFC
    Walgreens soda jerk
    Freemasonry 13-Apr-1959
    Keep Our Mission PAC
    Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 23-Jul-2003
    Heart Bypass Operation quadruple (Dec-1996)
    Born-Again Christian
    Adopted
    Risk Factors: Obesity


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