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Ken Thomson

AKA Kenneth Roy Thomson

Born: 1-Sep-1923
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 12-Jun-2006
Location of death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Ex-CEO, Thomson Corp.

Military service: Royal Canadian Air Force

Took his father's newspaper empire and sold most of it off, piece by piece, replacing the print businesses with electronic database companies like Westlaw.

In 2005, Forbes rated Thomson the world's 15th richest man.

Father: Roy Herbert Thomson (newspaper tycoon, d. 1976)
Mother: Edna Thomson
Sister: (2 sisters)
Wife: Nora Marilyn Lavis (m. 1956)
Son: David Kenneth Roy Thomson
Daughter: Lynne Thomson (Lesley?)
Son: Peter Thomson

    University: Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    University: Cambridge University

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