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Person number: 238
Surname: Ross Thomas
Given name(s): George
Alternative name:
Birth date: 22 Sep 1876
Death date:
Prenomial honorifics:
Postnomial honorifics:

Offices held:
Minister in NSW Government: No

Biographical note: A biographical note for Mr Ross Thomas has not yet been prepared, however the following notes may assist in placing the records created by him into their context.

George Ross Thomas born 22 September 1876.
Appointed Inspector of Schools 17 June 1918. First appointed 4 May 1891 to the Public Service
[Source: - Public Service List 1924 p.85]

Deputy Chief Inspector of Schools 13 January 1927
[Source: Public Service List 1928 p.90

Under Secretary to Department of Public Instruction and Director of Education 2 August 1930
[Source: Public Service List 1935 p.87

Director General 2/8/1930-21/9/1940
[Source NSW Department of Education and Training Government Schools of NSW 1848-2003 p.230]


Ministries containing this person:

Portfolios this person held as minister:

Functions exercised by this person:
2 Education and Training  04 May 1891 ~ 21 Sep 1940 

Agencies related to this person:
88 Department of Public Instruction (1880-1915) Department of Education (1915-1989) Department of School Education (1989-1997)  02 Aug 1930 ~ 21 Sep 1940 
96 Inspector of Schools Branch   17 Jun 1918 ~ 01 Aug 1930 

Record series created by this person:
3877 Semi-official file of G. Ross Thomas, Director of Education  01 Jan 1907 ~ 31 Dec 1936 

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