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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 70 items)|
|Abstract||Thomas Pearson, of Asheville, N.C., was an economic advisor to several foreign countries, including Persia (later Iran), 1922-1927; the Dominican Republic, 1937-1941; and Haiti, 1941-1947. The collection includes selected items documenting Pearson's career, including letters of commendation, appointments and commissions, photographs, and typed versions of miscellaneous articles, travel essays, and poems by him, relating to his service in Persia, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. Included is a letter in Spanish, 23 November 1938, from Rafael L. Trujillo Molina.|
|Creator||Pearson, Thomas, 1893-1963.|
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|24 June 1893||Thomas Pearson born in Asheville, N.C., to Richmond Pearson (1852-1923) and Gabrielle Thomas Pearson|
|1911||Graduated from St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H.|
|1915||Graduated from Princeton University|
|1916 and 1919-1920||Worked for American International Corporation, New York|
|1917-1919||Officer, United States Army, American Expeditionary Force|
|1920-1921||Foreign trade editor, New York Evening Post|
|1922-1927||Director of Civil Service Administration for the Persian Ministry of Finance|
|1929-1931||Worked for International Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.|
|1931-1936||International Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France|
|1937-1939||Deputy general receiver of Dominican customs|
|1939-1941||General receiver of Dominican customs|
|1941-1947||Board member and vice president of the fiscal department, National Bank of Haiti|
|1948-1951||Deputy Director of economic research for Central Bank of Dominican Republic|
|1951||President and acting director of Instituto Cultural Dominico Americano|
|1951||Retirement and return to Asheville, N.C.|
|16 April 1963||Death|
The collection includes selected items documenting Thomas Pearson's career, including letters of commendation, appointments and commissions, and typed versions of miscellaneous articles, travel essays, and poems by him, relating to his service in Persia, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. There are also a few items related to Pearson's service with the United States Army, Expeditionary Forces, and some communications with government officials of the United States, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. Included is a letter in Spanish, 23 November 1938, from Rafael L. Trujillo Molina. Other correspondents include M. de J. Tronosco de la Concha, Joseph E. Davies, Cordell Hull, and Gaston Margron. There are also 15 photoportraits, informal photographs and snapshots, and group pictures of Thomas Pearson or related to his life. Among them is one picture of the North Carolina Supreme Court Justices, 1957 (published picture, autographed by J. Wallace Winborne to his former pupil). Nine of the pictures relate to Pearson's work in Persia.Back to Top
See Image Folders PF-4051/1-2
|Image Folder PF-4051/1-2|
Photographs (PF-4051/1-2).Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top