Since 1977, newspaper columnist
George Thatcher has written a daily column in The Sun Herald,
a Knight-Ridder newspaper serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast, entitled
“Scenes from the Beach.” Born September 18, 1922, in
Gulfport, he graduated from Gulfport High School and the University
of Mississippi and has done graduate studies at Indiana University
and Oxford University, England. He is an overseas veteran of World
War II and the Korean War. Now retired, he has worked in advertising
and banking. His most recent books are collections of his columns:
Beach Walks (1998), Beach Walks II (2000), and The
Best of Beach Walks (forthcoming in 2003), all published by
Quail Ridge Press in Brandon, Mississippi.
including reading, playing tennis and chess, traveling, and listening
to classical music. He is a member of St. John Catholic Church,
Gulfport, and an honorary canon of St. Peters Cathedral, Likoma
Island, East Africa. A widower, he is the father of three adult
posted March 2003)
Links & Info
Thatcher publishes his daily column, “Scenes from the Beach,”
in this Biloxi-based newspaper.
- Misrepresentation in Mississippi. Gulfport, MS: Dixie
- Prayers in Sickness. 1st ed. Gulfport, MS: Dixie Press,
1954. 2nd ed. New York: Morehouse Barlow Company, 1960.
- Beach Walks. Brandon, MS: Quail Ridge Press, 1998.
- Beach Walks II. Brandon, MS: Quail Ridge Press, 2000.
- The Best of Beach Walks. Brandon, MS: Quail Ridge Press,
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