(1837–1916) was an English tin plate manufacturer. He was the founder of Richard Thomas & Co., which later merged with Baldwins Ltd to become Richard Thomas and Baldwins, which in turn was absorbed into British Steel in the 1960s.
Zarvona (October 27, 1833 – March 17, 1875), born Richard Thomas Jr., was an American adventurer and a Confederate Army officer who became known as "the French lady" after a disguised Thomas and a crew of accomplices seized the passenger steamer St. Nicholas during the first year of the American Civil War, planning to raid the sloop of war USS Pawnee.
Richard Earl Thomas (born June 13, 1951) is an American actor, best known for his leading role as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons. During his career, Thomas won an Emmy Award, and received nominations for another Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.
CBE is best known for his tenure as Information Commissioner of the United Kingdom, a post which he held from December 2002 to June 2009. Management Board on Information Commissioner's Office official site, accessed September 16, 2007 During his time in office, he raised concerns over the increased use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) and the introduction of ID Cards in the UK.