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Thomas, Helen

  • Name(s)
    • Helen Thomas
    • Helen Amelia Thomas
  • Date of Birth
    • August 4, 1920
    • Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • July 20, 2013
    • Washington
  • Residence(s)
    • Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, 1920-c.1924
    • Detroit, Michigan, 1924-1942
    • Washington, D.C., 1942-
  • Education
    • Received more than 30 Honorary Degrees 
    • B.A. in English, Wayne University, Detroit, 1942
    • Eastern High School, Detroit, Michigan
  • Life Events
    • First female officer of the National Press Club
    • First female member and president of the White House Correspondent's Association
    • First female member of the Gridiron Club
    • Only member of the White House Press Corps to have a designated in the White House Briefing Room
    • Only female print journalist to accompany President Nixon to China in 1972
    • President of te Women's National Press Club, 1959-1960
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2019
    • Journalism Award from the Palestine Liberation Organization's General Mission to the United States
    • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, 2010
    • Foremother Award from the National Center for Health Research, 2007
    • Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award, 2000
    • "Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award" established in her honor by Wayne State University, 2000-2010
    • "Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award" established in her honor by the White House Correspondent's Association, 1998
    • Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, 1993
    • Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media from the Freedom Forum, 1991
    • William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit from the University of Kansas, 1986
    • Columbia University Journalism Award, 1985
    • National Press Club Fourth Estate Award, 1984
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 1981
    • Named one of the World Almanac's 25 Most Influential Women in America, 1976
  • Employment
    • Columnist for Hearst Newspapers, 2000-2010
    • United Press International, 1943-2000, 57+ years
      • White House bureau manager
      • Correspondent 
    • Copygirl, Washington Daily News, Washington D. C., 1942
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Journalist

Thomas, Jean Bell

Jean Bell Thomas

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  • Name(s)
    • Jean Thomas
    • Jean Bell Thomas
    • Jeanette Mary Francis de Assisi Aloysius Narcissus Garfield Bell
    • Nickname, "Traipsin' Woman"
  • Date of Birth
    • November 14, 1882
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • December 7, 1982
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
    • Buried at the Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum, Ashland, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
    • New York City, New York
    • Logan, West Virginia
  • Education
    • Hunter College, New York City, New York
    • Pulitzer School of Journalism (now Columbia University School of Journalism), New York City, New York
  • Life Events
    • Married Albert Thomas, 1913, divorced, c.1914
    • Started the American Folk Song Festival in the backyard of her Ashland home, then the event moved to Grayson, Kentucky; 1932-1942, 1948-1972
  • Employment
    • Press agent, Ruby "Texas" Guinan
    • Secretary, Columbus Senators baseball team
    • Script girl, The Ten Commandments (film by Cecil B. de Mille)
    • Court reporter
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Stenographer
    • Photographer
    • Musician
    • Writer
    • Folk festival promoter

Thompson, Bob

Bob Thompson

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  • Name(s)
    • Bob Thompson
    • Colonel Bob Thompson
    • Col. Bob
  • Date of Birth
    • August 19, 1950
    • Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Crestwood, Oldham County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Bachelor's of Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1973
  • Life Events
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Storyteller
    • Engineer
    • Handyman
    • Tree-hugger

Thompson, Hunter S.

Hunter S. Thompson

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  • Name(s)
    • Hunter S. Thompson
    • Hunter Stockton Thompson
    • Dr. Gonzo (descriptor, pseudonym) 
    • Raoul Duke (pseudonym)
  • Date of Birth
    • July 18, 1937
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • February 20, 2005
    • Woody Creek, Colorado
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Eglin Air Force Base, near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 1956
    • Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, c.1957
    • New York City, New York, c.1959
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1960
    • Big Sur, California, 1961
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1962-1963
    • Aspen, Colorado, 1963-1964
    • Glen Ellen, California, 1964-1965
    • San Francisco, California, 1965-
    • Woody Creek, Colorado, 1967-
  • Education
    • Florida State University
    • Louisville Male High School
    • Atherton High School
    • Highland Middle School
    • I.N. Bloom Elementary School, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Accepted as a member of the Athenauem Literary Association, ejected because of legal issues.
    • Enlisted int he United States Air Force, 1955
    • Hitchhiked along U.S. Highway 40, c.1961
    • Married Sandra Dawn Conklin (Sondi Wright), 1963; one son; divorced 1980
    • Ran for Sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, 1970
    • Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, February 20, 2005
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2015
    • Named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky, and received the keys to the city of Louisville, Kentucky, 1996
  • Employment
    • Writer for The Nation, 1965-
    • Writer for the Spider, an underground paper at Berkeley, c.1965
    • Correspondent and writer for the National Observer, Brazil, Colorado, California 1962-1965
    • Security guard and caretaker, Slates Hot Springs, California, 1961
    • Stringer, New York Herald Tribune, among others, c.1960
    • El sportivo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1960
    • Reporter, The Middletown Daily Record, Middletown, New York, 1959
    • Copy boy, Time magazine, c.1958-1959
    • Sports editor, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, c.1957
    • Sports reporter, Air Force newspaper, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1956-1957
    • Joined the United States Airforce, 1955-1957, honorable discharge
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Writer

Thompson, Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas Thompson

  • Name(s)
    • Paul Douglas Thompson
  • Date of Birth
    • July 31, 1948
    • Granite Falls, Minnesota
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Granite Falls, Minnesota
    • Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph. D. in Materials Science and Inorganic Chemistry, Oregon State University, 1991
    • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, with honors, Montana State University, 1982
    • Vocational School, truck mechanics, 1975
    • Degree in Liberal Arts, English, and Philosophy, St. Olaf College, 1971
    • Granite Falls High School
  • Employment
    • Professor of Chemistry, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, August 1992-present
    • Conductor engineer at AMI (American Microsystems Inc.), until 1985
    • Chemist at a Titanium plant (analyzed processed fluids), Oregon
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Engineer
    • Chemist
    • Professor
    • Writer

Thorpe, Allison

  • Name(s)
    • Pseudonym: Allison Thorpe
    • Sylvia Ahrens
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Sulphur Well, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
    • Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

 

  • Education
    • M.A., Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1999
  • Life Events
    • Board member for the Kentucky Women Writer's Conference
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Pushcart nominee
    • Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, 2009
    • Edna Meudt Memorial Award from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies for Swooning and Other Art Forms
    • Gambling the Aisle Chapbook Finalist for To This Sad and Lovely Land
    • Concrete Wolf Chapbook Contest semi-finalist for To This Sad and Lovely Land
  • Employment
    • Assistant Professor of English at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky, (retired)
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Poet
    • Writer

Thurman, Evelyn

  • Name(s)
    • Evelyn Thurman
    • Mary Evelyn Thurman
    • Mizz. Thurman
  • Date of Birth
    • November 21, 1921
  • Date of Death
    • January 12, 2005
    • Hopkins Nursing Home, Woodburn, Warren County, Kentucky
    • Buried at Rose of Sharon Cemetery at Bow, Cumberland County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • MA in Library Science, George Peabody College, 1962
    • AB from Asbury College
    • Diploma in Bookkeeping, Bowling Green Business University
  • Life Events
    • Endowed scholarships in elementary education
    • Taught overseas
    • Gave several presentations across the United States
    • Started a library reference fund
    • Endowment for a radio station
    • Glasgow library fund
    • Started the Evelyn Thurman's Children Authors fund to bring children writers to Western Kentucky University each year
    • Toured Australia and New Zealand
  • Awards
    • Western Kentucky University Public Service Award (first librarian recipiant)
    • Sarah Elizabeth Tyler Merit Award for outstanding service to the profession of librarianship, 1989
  • Employment
    • Library Faculty, Western Kentucky University, 1966
    • Teacher, Defense Department in schools in Bermuda, 1965-1966; in Germany, 1957-1959; in Japan, 1954-1956
    • Librarian, Fort Knox High School, 1962-1965
    • Teacher, Simpson County and Franklin Elementary
    • Librarian, Helm Library, Juvenile Librarian
    • Librarian, Jones Jagger Laboratory School Library
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Librarian
    • Teacher
    • Writer