William Thaw

Mr. William P. (Pete) Thaw was elected to a four-year term on the Kanawha County Board of Education that began in July 1, 1998. He is a graduate of Morris Harvey College, where he was a recipient of the Claude J. Davis Award. He served as Mayor of Sistersville from 1960-1969; Deputy Secretary of State of WV 1969-1973; Executive Assistant in the Governor's Office of Economic and Community Development 1977-80; and Director of Manpower Planning (CETA & JTPA) 1980-1985. During the final 11 years of service to the State of W.Va., Mr. Thaw served as State Presiding Judge for the WV Racing Commission. Mr. Thaw was appointed to the Charleston Planning Commission and served from January 1996-98. He is the father of one son, Robert F. Thaw, who is a graduate of George Washington High in Kanawha County and West Virginia Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Patricia B. Thaw, reside on Fort Hill in Charleston. The Thaws have two grandchildren, Carly Rea Thaw, who is a student at American University in Washington, DC and Robert William Thaw, who is currently a student at George Washington High School.

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