THOMAS, William Aubrey, (1866 - 1951)


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THOMAS, William Aubrey, a Representative from Ohio; born in Y Bynea, near Llanelly, Wales, June 7, 1866; immigrated to the United States in 1868 with his parents, who settled in Niles, Ohio; attended the public schools of Niles, Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; analytical chemist at Niles 1886-1888; engaged in the iron and steel business; president of the Mahoning Steel Co.; secretary and director of the Niles Fire Brick Co.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W.F. Dick; reelected to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses and served from November 8, 1904, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; moved to Jenifer, Ala., in 1918, and continued his interest in the manufacture of iron, steel, and firebrick; president of the Jenifer Iron Co.; died in Talladega, Ala., September 8, 1951; interment in Oakhill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio.