W. Aubrey Thomas

William Aubrey Thomas ( born June 7, 1866 in Llanelli, Wales, † September 8, 1951 in Talladega, Alabama ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. November 8, 1904 to March 3, 1911, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Thomas was born in Wales. In 1868 he moved with his parents to the United States. They settled in Niles, Ohio. In addition to attending local schools he attended also some private schools and colleges, including the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he successfully completed his chemistry studies. In the 1880s he worked as a chemist in different companies, including steel companies. In the last decade of the 19th century, he served as president of the Mahoning Steel Company, a steel company, engaged.

In 1904 he was elected in a Special Election to succeed the retiring Charles WF Dick into the U.S. House of Representatives. He was re-elected three times. In 1910 he was beaten Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick. 1911 Thomas retired out of the House. In 1918 he moved to Alabama, where he became able to pursue his business interests again. He died at the age of 85 years in 1951 in Talladega. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Youngstown.