"No legacy is so rich as honesty." -William Shakespeare
Background and Challenges:
- Born on July 2, 1932, Dave Thomas was born an orphan in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He never learned the identity of his mother.
- Rex and Auleva Thomas adopted him at the age of six weeks. His adopted mother passed away when Dave was five.
- His father sought support from his parents to help raise Dave as he moved frequently looking for work.