James John Thomas

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James John Thomas
James John Thomas.jpg
40th Mayor of Columbus
In office
January 1, 1920 – 1931
Preceded byGeorge J. Karb
Succeeded byHenry W. Worley
Personal details
Wrexham, North Wales
DiedAugust 6, 1947
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionCity Council member

James John Thomas (1868 – August 6, 1947) was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. He was the 40th mayor of Columbus, Ohio and the 36th person to serve in that office. He was elected on Tuesday, November 4, 1919 and defeated incumbent Democratic mayor George J. Karb. He served Columbus immediately after World War I and throughout the 1920s.

After three consecutive terms in office he was defeated in the 1931 mayoral election by Henry W. Worley.[1]


  1. ^ Egger & (1975), pp. 4.


  • Egger, Charles, ed. (1975). Columbus Mayors (PDF). Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Citizen-Journal.
  • "Thomas, James John (1868-8/6/1947)". Columbus in Historic Photographs. Columbus. Ohio: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Retrieved 10 November 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George J. Karb
Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
Succeeded by
Henry W. Worley