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LC Thomas
Date Of Birth06/08/1865
Place Of BirthMerthyr Tydfil
EducationLlandovery College, Aberystwyth University, University College, Cardiff
ClubsCardiff, Taunton, Neath
HonoursWales
Lewis Cobden Thomas was born in August 1865 and educated at Merthyr College, Queen's College, Taunton, University College, Aberystwyth, University College, Cardiff and University College, London
He played rugby for Cardiff (12 appearances in the 1883 – 4 and 1884 – 5 seasons) and Neath as well as winning two Welsh caps (against England and Scotland in 1885).
Thomas was also a powerful swimmer and on one occasion rescued a man who was drowning in the Deep Pool, Pontsarn in Merthyr. For his heroic action he was awarded the Certificate of the Royal Humane Society.
After graduation from Aberystwyth he became a solicitor in Neath and was elected to the town council in 1897 - by 1900 Lewis had been elected mayor.
Lewis Cobden Thomas died in Neath in April 1928 aged 62.

South Wales Daily News 10/11/1900 – L C Thomas elected Mayor of Neath
Councillor Lewis Cobden Thomas, who was born 35 years ago, is a son of the late Mr Thomas Thomas, of Merthyr Tydfil, who was widely known in commercial circles in South Wales. Educated successively at Merthyr College, Queen's College, Taunton, University College, Aberystwyth, and University College, Cardiff, he decided to adopt the legal profession, and was articled to Mr Charles Russell James, of the firm of Messrs Gwilym and Charles James, solicitors, Merthyr. He completed his course of study of the law by spending the last year of his articles with Messrs Schultz and Sons, the London agents of the Merthyr firm. In 1890 he entered into partnership with Mr S, T. Evans, M.P., Neath. This relationship with the member for Mid-Glamorgan lasted until Mr Evans retired from the partnership about twelve months later. In July 1891, Mr Thomas was appointed returning officer for the Glamorgan County Council. In July he received the appointment of clerk to the governors of the Neath County School, and he is also Iocal secretary to the technical classes. A few years ago Mr Thomas was one of the best known athletes in South Wales. Unfortunately, he met with an accident in the football field, which compelled his retirement from a game to which he was heartily devoted. He was elected a member of the Neath Town Council in November, 1897, and last week was re-elected by a large majority. In religion he is a Unitarian, and in politics a robust Liberal.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3