James Kay Thomas

James Kay Thomas (February 23, 1902 May 23, 1989) was a lawyer from Charleston who was once West Virginia Attorney General.

Early years

Washington & Lee University

Thomas was a prominent end for the Washington & Lee Generals football team of Washington & Lee University. He stood 5 feet 10 inches and weighed 160 pounds. He was selected All-Southern in 1925.[1][2]

Attorney General

Thomas was West Virginia Attorney General from 1942 to 1945. Before this he served five consecutive terms in the House of Delegates.[3]

See also


  1. "All Southern Grid Team Compiled By The Associated Press". Kingsport Times. November 30, 1925.
  2. "Two Tar Heel Stars Praised". The Daily Tar Heel. January 12, 1926. p. 3. Retrieved March 29, 2015 via Newspapers.com.
  3. "James Kay Thomas". Farmers Advocate. July 17, 1942.
Legal offices
Preceded by
William S. Wysong
Attorney General of West Virginia
Succeeded by
Ira J. Partlow
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