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Billy Graham crusade director and Margaret Thatcher PR director dies aged 82

by Kelly Valencia
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Harvey Thomas CBE, the former Billy Graham crusade director and Margaret Thatcher's PR director has passed away aged 82. 

His wife, Marlies, and daughters Leah and Lani said: "A hero of the faith is Home."

"Daddy taught us so much about what it means to live a life full of integrity, forgiveness, faith and love.  His kindness and determination always to do what he felt was right left a lasting impact on all those he met. We grieve and miss him so deeply but heaven rejoices." 

During his time, Thomas was Chairman of the Fellowship of European Broadcasters, Trustee of Trans World Radio UK and, along with his wife Marlies, Executive Director of African Enterprise UK.

From 1960-1975, Harvey produced Billy Graham's rallies around the world before moving back to the United Kingdom.

From 1978-1991, he served as Consultant, Communications Director and Field Director for the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and the Conservative Party. As a result, he was awarded a CBE for Services to the Prime Minister. 

Since then, he travelled the world teaching communication and PR. He was a regular television and radio commentator and ran various Presidential Campaigns.

He is survived by his wife, Marlies, his daughters, Leah and Lani, son-in-law, David, and his grandchildren, Ellis and Esmae.
 

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