W. G. M. Thomas

      W. G. M. Thomas, attorney and counselor at law, a member of the firm of DeWitt & Thomas, situated in the McConnell Block, is a native of London , Canada , and is a son of William and Grace (Keiler) Thomas, who were natives of England and Canada respectively, and who are now residents of Spring City, Rhea Co., Tenn. At the age of three years the subject of this sketch became a resident of Tennessee by reason of the removal of his parents to Bledsoe County, and he was there reared to manhood and received his early education. He afterward entered Vanderbilt University , studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1882 and then came to Chattanooga , where he has since resided practicing his profession. He was first connected with the firm of DeWitt, Shepherd & Thomas, then accepted the position of attorney for the Cincinnati Southern Railroad until 1884, when the present firm of DeWitt & Thomas was organized. Mr. Thomas is one of the city's most progressive citizens, is a first class lawyer and is a member of the local lodge of Knights of Pythias. DeWitt & Thomas are attorneys for Hamilton County , Tenn.

Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887; Page 1001.