Thomas, Lowell Jackson Jr.

Thomas, Lowell Jackson Jr.

Male 1923 - 2016  (92 years)

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  • Name Thomas, Lowell Jackson 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 6 Oct 1923  London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 17 Jan 1981  Anchorage, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1 Oct 2016  Anchorage, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I46918  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas, Lowell Jackson Sr.,   b. 6 Apr 1892, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Ryan, Frances,   b. Abt 1894, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married Aug 1917  [1
    Children
    1. Thomas, Lowell Jackson Jr.,   b. 6 Oct 1923, London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 2016, Anchorage, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F17363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pryor, Mary Taylor,   b. 16 Jul 1927,   d. 17 Oct 2014, Anchorage, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1950 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F17364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Jan 1981 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Oct 2016 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Lt. Gov. Lowell Thomas, Jr. (1923-2016)
    Lt. Gov. Lowell Thomas, Jr. (1923-2016)
    Lowell Jackson Thomas, Jr. (born 1923) is an American retired politician. The son of the legendary Lowell Thomas, Thomas moved to Alaska in 1960 and was deeply involved in Republican Party politics in the new state over the next two decades. In this role, he is best known for serving as Alaska's lieutenant governor from 1974 to 1978.

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Thomas_Jr.

      Lowell Thomas Jr. (October 6, 1923 ? October 1, 2016) was an American politician and film producer who collaborated with his father, the accomplished reporter and author Lowell Thomas, on several projects before becoming an Alaskan State Senator in the early 1970s, and later the third Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (1974?1978). In the 1980s, he owned and operated Talkeetna Air Taxi, an Alaska bush flying service.[1][2]

      Life and career

      He graduated from the Taft School in 1942 and went on to Dartmouth College, before joining the United States Army Air Corps.[3] In 2011, The Taft School honored him with the Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal and Citation of Merit.[4]

      Lowell Thomas, Jr. was a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Phi chapter).

      He was invited along with his father,[5] Lowell Thomas Sr., by the Tibetan government to make a film there in 1949 with the hope that their reports would help persuade the U.S. government to defend Tibet against the Chinese. The trip lasted 400 days, and the father and son were the last Westerners to reach Lhasa before the Chinese invasion and occupation. CBS did not broadcast the resultant film, Expedition to Lhasa, Tibet,[6][7] until years later, but his book about the expedition, Out of This World, published in 1950 became a bestseller.[8] In 1960, after the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet was given refuge in India, he wrote the book "The Silent War in Tibet." "Mr. Thomas describes the brutal Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet beginning in 1950..."[9] and about the armed Tibetan resistance by citizens and lamas which began in the mid 1950's.[9] He told the Anchorage Daily News, "I guess it was the greatest adventure I ever had."[10] In 2006, the Dalai Lama bestowed the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award on Lowell Jr and referred to him as "one of the grandfathers of modern day Tibet."[11][12]

      In 1954, Thomas and wife Mary Taylor Pryor, known as "Tay", flew a Cessna 180 around much of the world, logging over 50,000 miles. They wrote about it in their book Our Flight to Adventure.[12]

      The Thomas's moved to Alaska in 1958 where they would remain for the remainder of their lives. After his political career, Thomas returned to flying, owning and operating Talkeetna Air Taxi and flying a Helio Courier for research and documentary work as well as flying climbers to and from Denali's Kahiltna Glacier and in the Alaska Range.[12] He remained an active pilot into his 80s.

      Among other appearances, in 1958 he appeared as a guest challenger on the TV panel show To Tell the Truth. In 1962, he narrated a children's recording, "The Story of Mr. Globe" which was produced by Replogle Globe, Inc in Chicago, IL.

      Long a resident of Alaska, he was known for his interest in the now-defunct Naval Arctic Research Laboratory based in Barrow, Alaska, currently the home of I?isa?vik College. Much as his father had done he ventured into the harsh environment of the ice islands where research was done by scientists on the Arctic Ocean and its atmosphere including the Auroras. He published his adventure in National Geographic in 1965 as well as numerous other productions and publications, including a movie on king crab in the Aleutian Islands.[13] In 1995 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the National Parks Conservation Foundation, and in 2004 the Alaska Conservation Foundation awarded him with a lifetime achievement award as well.[14]

      The Thomases were generous philanthropists, and were involved in the building of the biathlon training facility above Girdwood, the Thomas Planetarium at the Anchorage Museum, and the Thomas Center for Senior Living at St. Mary's Episcopal Church where he and Tay were long-time members and supporters.[12]

      Lowell Thomas goes ow way[dead link]
      "Former Lt. Governor Lowell Thomas Jr. has died". Ktuu.com. 1923-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
      Source: Taft Bulletin 2009; "Angel of Denali"
      "Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal and Citation of Merit : 2011 Recipient : Lowell Thomas, Jr. '42" (PDF). Taftschool.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
      "Media Tycoon : Lowell Thomas was an accomplished businessman as well as a journalist". Cliohistory.org. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
      "Lowell Thomas, Jr., who brought Tibet alive for millions of Americans, passes away". International Campaign for Tibet. 7 October 2016. Archived from the original on January 15, 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017. "While Lowell Sr. used the platform of his radio broadcasts for spreading the message of the plight of Tibet, Lowell Jr. wrote a bestselling book, Out Of This World, and later produced a movie by the same name, which became a part of his fathers High Adventure television series and was seen by many people around the world (and currently is found on YouTube)."
      Thomas Jr., Lowell (26 November 2015). "Out of This World, A Journey to Lhasa Tibet". YouTube (VIDEO).
      Source: Taft Bulletin 2009, "Angel of Denali"
      Thomas Jr., Lowell (1960). "Chapter XII- Open Rebellion". Thomas, Lowell. 1960. The silent war in Tibet. London: Secker & Warburg (1st ed.). London: Secker & Warburg. p. 182. OCLC 753005113. "Instead the Chinese tried again to establish administrative control, this time through the Preparatory Committee, which every Tibetan knew would mean the death of Tibet as a nation and as a culture. Moreover, despite indoctrination, the Dalai Lama was as stubborn as ever, and the effect of his statement in July 1955 was to sanction the people's resistance to the idea of the Preparatory Committee. At this point the Chinese had used unsuccessfully the last of their non-violent means for achieving the complete subjugation of Tibet... Thus the lama Mimang representatives finally cast the vote in favor of uprising."
      Bryson, George (28 November 2005). "Historic film looks at Tibet LOWELL THOMAS JR.: He visited just before China invaded in 1950". Canada Tibet Committee. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
      "Lowell Thomas, Jr., who brought Tibet alive for millions of Americans, passes away". International Campaign for Tibet. 7 October 2016. Archived from the original on January 15, 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017. "one of the grandfathers of modern day Tibet."
      "Lowell Thomas Jr., former Alaska lieutenant governor, dead at 92 - Alaska Dispatch News". Adn.com. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
      "ADAK ALASKA LOWELL THOMAS JR. "KING OF THE ALASKAN SEAS" KING CRAB MOVIE 87064". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
      http://alaskaconservation.org/achievement-awards/alaska-conservation-hall-fame/

  • Sources 
    1. [S1018] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 15 Jan 2018.
      https://web.archive.org/web/20170115070131/https://www.savetibet.org/lowell-thomas-jr-who-brought-tibet-alive-for-millions-of-americans-passes-away/

      Lowell Thomas, Jr., who brought Tibet alive for millions of Americans, passes away
      International Campaign for Tibet on October 7, 2016

      Lowell Thomas, Jr., among the first Westerners to visit Tibet in the last century, passed away on October 1, 2016, just five days shy of his 93rd birthday. His trip to Tibet in 1949 resulted in scores of photographs, articles, radio programs and books that brought Tibet alive for millions of Americans. Lowell Thomas Jr. shaped this country?s views of Tibet at a critical time in Tibetan history and is one of the genuine grandfathers of the Tibet movement in America.

      When Lowell Thomas, Jr. and his father visited Tibet in 1949, they were among the first of only seven or eight Americans to be granted a permit to travel to Tibet at that time. In recognition of his contribution to spreading awareness about the Tibetan issue, the Dalai Lama bestowed upon him the International Campaign for Tibet?s Light of Truth award on November 15, 2005 in Washington, D.C. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife Mary Taylor ?Tay? Thomas. He is survived by his daughter, Anne Donaghy, and son, David, and their children and grandchildren.

      Lowell Thomas Jr., former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (1974-1978), author, lecturer, glacier pilot, public servant, friend of the Dalai Lama, died at his home in Anchorage on October 1 with his family at his side.

      Lowell was born Oct. 6, 1923 in London, England to Lowell Jackson Thomas and Frances Ryan Thomas. His parents had both grown up primarily in Colorado, had married in August of 1917 and immediately traveled to Europe where Fran worked as a Red Cross nurse and Lowell Sr., a war correspondent, shipped on to the North Africa war theater. He connected with British General Allenby and an unknown-at-the-time Colonel T.E. Lawrence who was leading the British efforts with the Arabs against the Turks. Lowell Sr. spent ten days with Lawrence in Arabia and was so taken with his charismatic leadership that upon returning to America he wrote a series of articles for Asia magazine which became the bestselling book With Lawrence in Arabia.

      Lowell?s early childhood was spent in New York City, base of operations for his father?s nightly radio broadcasts, with weekends at the family home in Quaker Hill, above the town of Pawling, New York. Later Lowell Sr. was able to broadcast from a studio at his Quaker Hill home, and Lowell Jr. loved living full time there, horseback riding with his parents, playing baseball, skiing, hockey and sledding, all with the backdrop of a colorful and fascinating parade of guests of his parents, counts and war heroes, princes and presidents. FDR?s summer White House was just up the road in Hyde Park, and Lowell Sr. organized summer baseball games between the White House press corps and his own local team The Nine Old Men (which was Roosevelt?s derisive term for the Supreme Court, which opposed his reforms and his proposed increase of the Court to 15 members).

      Lowell attended the Taft School and then Dartmouth College, graduating in the class of 1946, though his studying was interrupted by World War II; he signed up for the Army Air Corps (predecessor of the Air Force) and became a pilot, but suffered rheumatic fever before he could be sent to Europe for combat, so he became a flight instructor in the U.S. instead, and had numerous stories of close calls teaching student pilots in the flight patterns over military airfields.

      Flying became Lowell?s passion, along with skiing, for the rest of his life. In 1954 Lowell bought his beloved Cessna 180, ?Charlie,? and he and his wife of four years, Tay, the former Mary Taylor Pryor of the adventurous Pryor family (her father Sam Pryor was a vice president of Pan American Airlines in its heyday), flew over the Mediterranean Sea from France to Morocco, across Africa, over Mount Kilimanjaro, and up to the Middle East, through Iraq and Afghanistan and into Pakistan. They were the first single engine private aircraft in many of the places they reached. Tay was co-pilot and navigator, successfully guiding them across the Empty Quarter of Arabia on their return to France. Tay and Lowell published two articles in National Geographic about their trip, and co-wrote the book, Our Flight to Adventure.

      Flying led Lowell to Alaska. In 1958 he and Tay and toddler daughter Anne, flew Charlie up from the East Coast for a trip around Alaska??not yet a state??resulting in his film and Tay?s book, Follow the North Star. They loved Alaska so much that they moved the whole family up in 1960 and Lowell has been a full-time resident ever since. He flew over the entire state many times, from ice islands north of Barrow, all along the western coast, through the St. Elias mountains, even over the summit of Mount Logan with a National Geographic photographer documenting high altitude research on its summit in 1973. But Lowell?s favorite flying of all was on and around Denali. He loved doing summer flightseeing for his friends at Camp Denali, using the Kantishna airstrip deep in Denali Park, and often air-dropping cartons of ice cream as he arrived. And for a number of years Lowell also did the more challenging mountain rescue flying in his turbocharged Helio Courier, in the years before the use of rescue helicopters on the mountain. Mountain pilot Don Sheldon mentored Lowell in landing and taking off on glaciers and at altitude, and over the years Lowell developed his skill and judgment and became a true glacier pilot himself. His good judgment, cool head and experience made him a legendary pilot amongst legendary pilots. Lowell had seven forced landings in all of his flying years, but never once even scratched a plane because he was always thinking ahead of the plane, always planning where he would set it down if the unexpected happened.

      Lowell began his years of public service soon after moving to Anchorage. He began his life as what once was called ?a Rockefeller Republican,? working against social injustice and to protect the environment (much later in his life, as his political party moved to the right, he was proud to become an Independent). He served for 12 years in the Alaska state senate, then in 1973 became Lieutenant Governor of Alaska during the first four years of his good friend, Jay Hammond?s, remarkable tenure as Governor. Lowell was a true public servant. He is best known for his staunch advocacy of the environment, for working against the bounty hunting of wolves, for leading the way in establishing Chugach State Park. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by the Alaska Conservation Foundation in 2004, and in 2011 the ACF established the Lowell Thomas, Jr. award, annually given for outstanding achievements by a conservation organization. Lowell also was awarded the William Penn Mott Jr. Leadership Award by the National Parks and Conservation Association in 1995. And in March, 2012 the Alaska Legislature passed a Legislative Citation honoring Lowell, and his wife Tay, for the lifetime of work they have done for the state of Alaska.

      Perhaps one of the best examples of Lowell?s dedication to public service is his continuation, over fifty decades, of the work he and his father committed to after their 1949 trip to Tibet, when they met with the young Dalai Lama and his ministers on the eve of the Chinese invasion, and they promised to do their best to rally support for the protection of the Tibetan people and culture. While Lowell Sr. used the platform of his radio broadcasts for spreading the message of the plight of Tibet, Lowell Jr. wrote a bestselling book, Out Of This World, and later produced a movie by the same name, which became a part of his father?s High Adventure television series and was seen by many people around the world (and currently is found on YouTube). Lowell met a number of times with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and in 2006 was awarded a Light of Truth award by International Campaign for Tibet, and called ?one of the grandfathers of modern day Tibet.?

      In his own community Lowell served on boards or supported many organizations such as the Alaska Conservation Foundation, National Parks and Conservation Association, the Boy Scouts, the YMCA, and the Anchorage Rotary Club. Lowell made an endowment gift in 1997 to Alaska Pacific University?s nordic skiing program and helped secure matching federal funding for the refurbishment of the aged US Biathlon training center perched on the edge of the Eagle glacier, overlooking the Girdwood valley. In 2001 the extensive repairs and renovations were completed and the APU program has a world-class training center and a ski program that has begun producing world champions.

      Beginning in the early 1960s Lowell and his wife Tay were pillars of St. Mary?s church in Anchorage, Alaska, where Lowell raised his beautiful baritone voice in the choir. They served the church in many quiet ways, helping with its major renovation some thirty years ago, and then with the recent building of the Thomas Center, Tay?s dream that Lowell made a reality. Lowell moved to a sun-filled unit in the Thomas Center in April, and since then has been surrounded each day by loving friends.

      Lowell held on to ?Jr.? after his father, Lowell Sr. died in 1981 since he had become well known by this name, especially in Alaska and in conservation and the Tibet community in exile, as well as for his books. But two years ago, his minister asked him how he?d like his name to show up on something the church was doing, and Lowell thought a long moment and then said, ?just Lowell Thomas? and he went on to add that he didn?t need the ?Jr? any longer.

      Lowell was predeceased by Tay (Mary Taylor Pryor Thomas), his wife of 64 years of marriage. He leaves behind his children Anne (John Donaghy) and David (Suzanne), his grandchildren Taylor (Mark Stephens), Lucy, Ellen (Cody Powers), Louise (Corey Gregory), and Molly, and his great grandchildren Miko, Finn and June Stephens, Stig Linck, and Wyatt Powers (with Wyatt?s little brother due to be born on October 7th).

      Lowell?s immediate family plans to gather with his church, St. Mary?s Episcopal Church in Anchorage next summer for a celebration of Lowell?s life. They suggest that memorial gifts in Lowell?s name be sent to the Alaska Conservation Foundation or International Campaign for Tibet, two organizations whose causes have been dear to Lowell?s heart.

      Researched by Ted Smith



    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 2018.
      Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa), 3 Feb 1981, page 5

      Extracted information:
      Raymond "Pinky" Thornburg, 88, Danbur, Conn., formerly of Davenport d. 17 Jan in Danbury.

      "He was president of Pawling Rubber Co and served as chairman until 1976. Mr. Thornburg was director of the company at the time of his death."

      "Mr. Thornburg organized and was president of the Investigation and Finance Co., Chicago. He also served as financial advisor to the governor of Shansi Province in West China. He also was publisher of Guideposts magazine."

      "Mr. Thornburg married Pherbia Thomas in 1936 in Quaker Hill, Pawling. She died Nov. 24, 1980."

      Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University
      Served on the Metropolitan Board of the YMCA of Greater New York, 1953-1972. One of the founders of the Y of the Holiday Hills branch and as chairman of the board of Holiday Hills, 1955-1972.

      "Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cole (Pherbia) Cooper, Fairbanks. Ala. (sic); one grandson, and a nephew, Lowell Thomas, Jr., Anchorage, Alaska."

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S740] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/ (Reliability: 2), 15 Jan 2018.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Thomas_Jr.

      Lowell Thomas Jr.

      Lowell Thomas Jr. (October 6, 1923 ? October 1, 2016) was an American politician and film producer who collaborated with his father, the accomplished reporter and author Lowell Thomas, on several projects before becoming an Alaskan State Senator in the early 1970s, and later the third Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (1974?1978). In the 1980s, he owned and operated Talkeetna Air Taxi, an Alaska bush flying service.[1][2]

      Life and career

      He graduated from the Taft School in 1942 and went on to Dartmouth College, before joining the United States Army Air Corps.[3] In 2011, The Taft School honored him with the Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal and Citation of Merit.[4]

      Lowell Thomas, Jr. was a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Phi chapter).

      He was invited along with his father,[5] Lowell Thomas Sr., by the Tibetan government to make a film there in 1949 with the hope that their reports would help persuade the U.S. government to defend Tibet against the Chinese. The trip lasted 400 days, and the father and son were the last Westerners to reach Lhasa before the Chinese invasion and occupation. CBS did not broadcast the resultant film, Expedition to Lhasa, Tibet,[6][7] until years later, but his book about the expedition, Out of This World, published in 1950 became a bestseller.[8] In 1960, after the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet was given refuge in India, he wrote the book "The Silent War in Tibet." "Mr. Thomas describes the brutal Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet beginning in 1950..."[9] and about the armed Tibetan resistance by citizens and lamas which began in the mid 1950's.[9] He told the Anchorage Daily News, "I guess it was the greatest adventure I ever had."[10] In 2006, the Dalai Lama bestowed the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award on Lowell Jr and referred to him as "one of the grandfathers of modern day Tibet."[11][12]

      In 1954, Thomas and wife Mary Taylor Pryor, known as "Tay", flew a Cessna 180 around much of the world, logging over 50,000 miles. They wrote about it in their book Our Flight to Adventure.[12]

      The Thomas's moved to Alaska in 1958 where they would remain for the remainder of their lives. After his political career, Thomas returned to flying, owning and operating Talkeetna Air Taxi and flying a Helio Courier for research and documentary work as well as flying climbers to and from Denali's Kahiltna Glacier and in the Alaska Range.[12] He remained an active pilot into his 80s.

      Among other appearances, in 1958 he appeared as a guest challenger on the TV panel show To Tell the Truth. In 1962, he narrated a children's recording, "The Story of Mr. Globe" which was produced by Replogle Globe, Inc in Chicago, IL.

      Long a resident of Alaska, he was known for his interest in the now-defunct Naval Arctic Research Laboratory based in Barrow, Alaska, currently the home of I?isa?vik College. Much as his father had done he ventured into the harsh environment of the ice islands where research was done by scientists on the Arctic Ocean and its atmosphere including the Auroras. He published his adventure in National Geographic in 1965 as well as numerous other productions and publications, including a movie on king crab in the Aleutian Islands.[13] In 1995 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the National Parks Conservation Foundation, and in 2004 the Alaska Conservation Foundation awarded him with a lifetime achievement award as well.[14]

      The Thomases were generous philanthropists, and were involved in the building of the biathlon training facility above Girdwood, the Thomas Planetarium at the Anchorage Museum, and the Thomas Center for Senior Living at St. Mary's Episcopal Church where he and Tay were long-time members and supporters.[12]

      References

      Lowell Thomas goes ow way[dead link]
      "Former Lt. Governor Lowell Thomas Jr. has died". Ktuu.com. 1923-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
      Source: Taft Bulletin 2009; "Angel of Denali"
      "Horace D. Taft Alumni Medal and Citation of Merit : 2011 Recipient : Lowell Thomas, Jr. '42" (PDF). Taftschool.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
      "Media Tycoon : Lowell Thomas was an accomplished businessman as well as a journalist". Cliohistory.org. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
      "Lowell Thomas, Jr., who brought Tibet alive for millions of Americans, passes away". International Campaign for Tibet. 7 October 2016. Archived from the original on January 15, 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017. "While Lowell Sr. used the platform of his radio broadcasts for spreading the message of the plight of Tibet, Lowell Jr. wrote a bestselling book, Out Of This World, and later produced a movie by the same name, which became a part of his fathers High Adventure television series and was seen by many people around the world (and currently is found on YouTube)."
      Thomas Jr., Lowell (26 November 2015). "Out of This World, A Journey to Lhasa Tibet". YouTube (VIDEO).
      Source: Taft Bulletin 2009, "Angel of Denali"
      Thomas Jr., Lowell (1960). "Chapter XII- Open Rebellion". Thomas, Lowell. 1960. The silent war in Tibet. London: Secker & Warburg (1st ed.). London: Secker & Warburg. p. 182. OCLC 753005113. "Instead the Chinese tried again to establish administrative control, this time through the Preparatory Committee, which every Tibetan knew would mean the death of Tibet as a nation and as a culture. Moreover, despite indoctrination, the Dalai Lama was as stubborn as ever, and the effect of his statement in July 1955 was to sanction the people's resistance to the idea of the Preparatory Committee. At this point the Chinese had used unsuccessfully the last of their non-violent means for achieving the complete subjugation of Tibet... Thus the lama Mimang representatives finally cast the vote in favor of uprising."
      Bryson, George (28 November 2005). "Historic film looks at Tibet LOWELL THOMAS JR.: He visited just before China invaded in 1950". Canada Tibet Committee. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
      "Lowell Thomas, Jr., who brought Tibet alive for millions of Americans, passes away". International Campaign for Tibet. 7 October 2016. Archived from the original on January 15, 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017. "one of the grandfathers of modern day Tibet."
      "Lowell Thomas Jr., former Alaska lieutenant governor, dead at 92 - Alaska Dispatch News". Adn.com. October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
      "ADAK ALASKA LOWELL THOMAS JR. "KING OF THE ALASKAN SEAS" KING CRAB MOVIE 87064". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
      http://alaskaconservation.org/achievement-awards/alaska-conservation-hall-fame/

      Researched by Ted Smith


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