Lyda Ann Thomas

American mayor

Lyda Ann Thomas (née Quinn; November 20, 1936 – April 19, 2017) was an American politician. She served as the mayor of Galveston, Texas from 2004 to 2010. She was first elected in 2004 to replace Roger "Bo" Quiroga. Thomas was the third female mayor of Galveston.[1] She serve three terms as mayor, and stepped down in 2010 after reaching her a city-imposed term-limit.[2] She was a member of the Democratic Party.

Thomas in 2008

Thomas is known for being mayor of Galveston during Hurricane Ike on September 10, 2008 and ordered in a full evacuation.

Thomas was born in Galveston. She studied at the The Hockaday School in Dallas. Thomas died at her Galveston home on April 19, 2017 at the age of 80 from cancer.[3]


  1. Torgovnick, Kate (2008-08-13). "The Cities Where Women Rule". Time Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
  2. Meyers, Rhiannon. "Jaworski replaces a tearful Thomas as mayor". Galveston Daily News. Archived from the original on 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  3. Cochran, Amanda (19 April 2017). "Former Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas dies at 80". KPRC.

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