Edward Parry Thomas was born on June 29, 1921, and died on August 26, 2016.
He was an American banker.
Thomas helped finance the development of the casino industry of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Himself and his business partner, Jerome D. Mack, he was credited with building Las Vegas into what it is today.
He began his career at the Continental Bank & Trust Co. of Salt Lake City.
Which was owned by Walter E. Cosgriff, who also owned a stake in the Bank of Las Vegas, whose Chairman was Nate Mack.
He was a Republican.
Thomas, with Mack donated 400 additional acres of land to expand the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Both men also funded the construction of the basketball stadium at UNLV, which was named the Thomas & Mack Center in their honor.
He was married to Peggy, together they had four sons and one daughter.
The couple summered at their dressage farm called River Grove Farm in Hailey, near Sun Valley, Idaho, and winter in Las Vegas and Del Mar, California.
He died in Hailey, Idaho, U.S.
E. Parry Thomas passed away at 95 years old.