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Lindsay Thomas (politician)

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Robert Lindsay Thomas (born November 20, 1943) is an American politician and businessman.

R. Lindsay Thomas
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byRonald B. Ginn
Succeeded byJack Kingston
Personal details
Born
Robert Lindsay Thomas

(1943-11-20) November 20, 1943 (age 75)
Patterson, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
Professionbanker

Thomas was born in Patterson, Georgia. After graduating from Patterson High School in 1961, he attended the University of Georgia in Athens and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966. After college, Thomas served in the Georgia National Guard from 1966 until 1972, and he also worked as an investment banker.

The political career of Thomas consisted of five consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning with the 98th United States Congress and ending in 1992 when he chose not to seek reelection. He was a Democrat.

Following his congressional service, Thomas served as the director of state governmental affairs for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and president and chief executive officer of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. In 2002, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Governmental Relations for AGL Resources in Atlanta. Thomas maintains residences in Atlanta and Screven, Georgia.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Lindsay Thomas (id: T000184)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • AGL Resources Bio for R. Lindsay Thomas
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ronald B. Ginn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Jack Kingston