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Template:Infobox Indian politician

Dr. K. George Thomas was a journalist, acedemican, Indian National Congress politician and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Kallooppara to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1967.[1][2] He was also the founding members of Kerala Congress.[3]

Bio

George Thomas was born in March 1926[3] at Kottayam as son of Thomas in the Kallarakkal subfamily of Pakalomattom Ayrookuzhiyil family.[4]

George Thomas took his Doctorate in Political Science from University of Washington[3] and later was a teaching fellow at University of Washington.

He was also the founding members of Kerala Congress.[3] and moved Indian National Congress during the splits in Kerala Congress to many factions.[4]

He was also the Publisher and Managing Editor of Kerala Dhwani, Kerala Bhushanam, Malayalam Weekly Manorajyam.[4] Manorajyam, started by EJ Kanam, was bought by George Thomas.His wife Mrs. Rachel Thomas was the Editor for some time. After her death it was bought by Goodnight Mohan. Now the weekly have stopped publishing.

He was elected as a MLA to Third Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1967, defeating N.T.George of CPM. George received 17,267 votes while N.T.George received 13,668 votes of the total valid 44,242 votes of the total electorate of 58,804 people.[5] He was also Deputy Leader, Congress Legislature Party in the Kerala Assembly.[3]

George Thomas and Rachel have one son and one daughter.[3]

He died on 17 September 1993.[3]

References

  1. "MEMBERS OF PREVIOUS ASSEMBLY — THIRD KLA (1967 - 1970)". Information System Section, Kerala Legislative Assembly, Thiruvananthapuram.. http://niyamasabha.org/codes/mem_1_3.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. "KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF GENERAL ELECTION, 1967 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF KERALA". ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA NEW DELHI. http://eci.nic.in/SR_KeyHighLights/SE_1967/Statistical_Report_Kerala_1967.pdf. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "Who’s Who of Members From Ist to 11th Kerala Legislative Assembly". http://niyamasabha.org/codes/legislatorsupto2006.pdf. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 [ayrookuzhiyil.org Ayrookuzhiyil Kudumbacharitram]. Ayrookuzhiyil Kudumbam Charithra Committee. 2005. pp. 230. ayrookuzhiyil.org. 
  5. "ELECTIONS TO THE KERALA ASSEMBLY - 1967". Government of Kerala. http://kerala.gov.in/ele_rep/1967.pdf. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 

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