David William Thomas, Sr. (August 12, 1876 – August 1, 1961), was a Welsh-American "Renaissance man", journalist, publisher, university professor, poet, and attorney who served from 1936–1940 as mayor of the small city of Minden, the seat of government of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana.

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  • David William Thomas, Sr. (August 12, 1876 – August 1, 1961), was a Welsh-American "Renaissance man", journalist, publisher, university professor, poet, and attorney who served from 1936–1940 as mayor of the small city of Minden, the seat of government of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana. (en)
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  • MayorofMinden,Louisiana,USA
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  • David Thomas, Jr.
  • Gwendolyn Singletary-Thomas Neitzel
  • Sarah Allen Thomas Fasce
  • Seven grandchildren
  • Singletary "Terry" Thomas Whipple
  • Six great-grandchildren
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  • Of all Minden mayors, Thomas may have been the most unlikely – born in the United Kingdom, reared in Pennsylvania, a Cornell University graduate, and a journalist and educator in south Louisiana – all before he arrived in Minden. Thomas seemed hesitant to commit to a single vocation until he began his law practice in Minden, a quarter century after having earned his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center. Thomas instituted a plan as mayor to pave all major streets within Minden. Thomas made a practice of distributing Bibles to high school graduates in the city of Minden.
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  • Divorced from Alice Singletary LeBlanc
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  • Mayor of Minden, Louisiana David William Thomas
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  • David William Thomas, Sr. (August 12, 1876 – August 1, 1961), was a Welsh-American "Renaissance man", journalist, publisher, university professor, poet, and attorney who served from 1936–1940 as mayor of the small city of Minden, the seat of government of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana. (en)
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