Thames Williamson (Thomas Ross Williamson)

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Genesee, Idaho, USA
Thames (Thomas) Ross Williamson was born on 7 February, 1894 at Genesee, Idaho, not far from the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. He was one of five children born to B. F. and Eugina M. Williamson. He grew up in Genesee, where is father worked as a stock drover and his mother earned extra income by taking in sewing.

Williamson graduated from the University of Iowa in 1917 and later attended Harvard, where earned his MA in 1918. In the early 1920s he taught economics for a year or so at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Read more...