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George Thatcher

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.

Thatcher’s interests 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. Peter’s Cathedral, Likoma Island, East Africa. A widower, he is the father of three adult children.

(Article first posted March 2003)

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The Sun Herald.
Thatcher publishes his daily column, “Scenes from the Beach,” in this Biloxi-based newspaper.



  • Misrepresentation in Mississippi. Gulfport, MS: Dixie Press, 1954.
  • 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, 2003. (forthcoming)


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