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E. Parry Thomas

E. Parry ThomasAKA Edward Parry Thomas

Born: 29-Jun-1921
Birthplace: Ogden, UT
Died: 26-Aug-2016
Location of death: Hailey, ID
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bank of Las Vegas

Military service: US Army (intelligence unit, WWII)

Business partner with Jerry Mack, E. Parry Thomas is responsible more than anyone for the present scale of Las Vegas as it is today. The bank was the only institution willing to lend money to the somewhat shady characters for casino improvements and construction. Used by Howard Hughes as agent for his Las Vegas real estate acquisitions. Purchased land around UNLV and held it in a foundation until it could be purchased by the school at cost. Lent $1.2M to Steve Wynn to buy land near Caesars Palace, which Wynn then sold to that casino for $2.25M after he stated his intent to build a casino there.

Father: (plumbing contractor)
Wife: Peggy (m. 1947, until his death, one daughter, four sons)
Daughter: Jane Thomas Sturdivant
Son: Peter Thomas
Son: Roger Thomas
Son: Steven Thomas
Son: Thomas A. Thomas

    Bank of Las Vegas President (1961-)
    Friends for Harry Reid
    John McCain 2008
    Romney for President
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Gaming Hall of Fame 1989

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