Lindsay Thomas (politician)

Robert Lindsay Thomas ( born November 20, 1943 in Patterson, Pierce County, Georgia ) is a former American politician. Between 1983 and 1993 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lindsay Thomas attended until 1961, the Patterson High School and then studied until 1965 at the University of Georgia in Athens. Between 1966 and 1972 he served in the National Guard of his home state. He then worked as a banker in the investment industry and as a farmer. Politically, Thomas joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1982, he was the first electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ronald Bryan Ginn on January 3, 1983. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1993 five legislative sessions.

In 1992, Thomas opted not to run again for the U.S. House of Representatives. After that he was in advance of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Director of the Planning Commission set up by the state government of Georgia. He then headed the Chamber of Commerce in Georgia. He later became vice president of a lobbying firm based in the state capital of Atlanta.