Date of Award
Master of Arts
Thomas Bahnson Stanley was born on a farm near Spencer, Henry County, Virginia, July 16, 1890. His mother was Susan Walker Stanley, a native of Walkertown, North Carolina; a daughter of R.L.Walker and a niece of judge Henry Mullins of Martinsville. His father was Crockett Stanley who served with Company H, Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry, Pickett's Division, and was wounded at Gettysburg, during the Civil War. He recovered from his wounds to return to Henry County. He was greatly interested in public affairs, being Commissioner of Revenue for Henry County for some twenty years, and filled every public duty carefully and conscientiously.
Riggan, Warren Wayne, "A political biography of Thomas Bahnson Stanley" (1965). Master's Theses. 1073.