James Kay Thomas

James Kay Thomas (February 23, 1902 – May 23, 1989) was a lawyer from Charleston who was once West Virginia Attorney General.

James Kay Thomas
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22nd Attorney General of West Virginia
In office
January 13, 1943 – January 15, 1945
GovernorMatthew M. Neely
Preceded byWilliam S. Wysong
Succeeded byIra J. Partlow
38th Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates
In office
1937–1941
Preceded byJohn J. Pelter
Succeeded byMalcolm R. Arnold
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from Kanawha County
In office
December 1, 1932 – December 1, 1942
Personal details
Born
James Kay Thomas

(1902-02-23)February 23, 1902
Charleston, West Virginia
DiedMay 23, 1989(1989-05-23) (aged 87)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Julia Lewis Roseberry
(m. 1934)
EducationWashington and Lee University (LLB)

Early yearsEdit

Washington & Lee UniversityEdit

Thomas was a prominent end for the Washington & Lee Generals football team of Washington & Lee University. He stood 5 feet 10 inches and weighed 160 pounds. He was selected All-Southern in 1925.[1][2]

Attorney GeneralEdit

Thomas was West Virginia Attorney General from 1942 to 1945. Before this he served five consecutive terms in the House of Delegates.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All Southern Grid Team Compiled By The Associated Press". Kingsport Times. November 30, 1925.
  2. ^ "Two Tar Heel Stars Praised". The Daily Tar Heel. January 12, 1926. p. 3. Retrieved March 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "James Kay Thomas". Farmers Advocate. July 17, 1942.
Legal offices
Preceded by Attorney General of West Virginia
1943–1945
Succeeded by