From the 1944 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, Transvia, “Sophomore Biographies”:
JOHN THOMAS is from Chicago, Ill. Being born on Friday, the 13th does not seem to hinder his ability at sports. Among his favorites are basketball, swimming, and horseback riding.
From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, Senior Broadcast page:
JOHN THOMAS – Who was born July 13, 1928, Oak Park Ill., began right then and there his greatest talent, trying to find time to do everything. He whose destiny is to become the president of N.B.C. has the favorite saying of “Baloney”. John’s principle occupation is keeping out of trouble.
John was Secretary of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945.