Jefferson Thomas

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: civil rights pioneer and one of the original nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957 in the U.S.'s first major battle over school desegregation, who later served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was an accountant with the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: September 19, 1942

 

Died: September 5, 2010

 

Location: Columbus, Ohio