George Thomas (politician)

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Dr. George Thomas
Constituency Kallooppara
Personal details
Born March 1926
Kottayam, Kerala
Died 17 September 1993
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Rachel Thomas

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

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

He took his Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Washington[3] and later was a teaching fellow at University of Washington.[citation needed]

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

He became publisher and managing editor of Kerala Dhwani, Kerala Bhushanam, and the Malayalam weekly Manorajyam.[4] Manorajyam, started by EJ Kanam, was bought by Thomas. Rachel Thomas, his wife, was the editor for some time. After her death it was bought by Goodnight Mohan. Now the weekly have stopped publishing.[citation needed]

He was elected as a MLA to Third Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1967, defeating N.T.George of CPM. George Thomas 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]

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

He died on 17 September 1993.[3]


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  2. "KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF GENERAL ELECTION, 1967 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF KERALA" (PDF). ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA NEW DELHI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Who's Who of Members From Ist to 11th Kerala Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Retrieved 2 July 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ayrookuzhiyil Kudumbacharitram. Ayrookuzhiyil Kudumbam Charithra Committee. 2005. p. 230.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "ELECTIONS TO THE KERALA ASSEMBLY - 1967" (PDF). Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2 July 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>