Don M. Thomas

Don M. Thomas of Orange, New Jersey was appointed to the Commission by Governor Brendan T. Byrne in 1980 as one of the first full time commissioners.  He served as Acting Chairman in 1982 prior to the appointment of Chairman Walter N. Read by Governor Thomas H. Kean.

Thomas was the former general counsel of the National Urban League.

He resigned from the Commission on December 18, 1984 to reenter private industry.