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Transcript of Thomas King
He flunked with a 0.9 gpa because of spending his time playing hearts in the cafeteria and drinking beer at a pizza parlour. He then moved to Utah to be a counselor for Native American students.
He completed his Ph.D in English along with a Ph.D in American studies. He ended up working his way across the Pacific ocean where he found jobs in both New Zealand and Australia.
Thomas King returned to the US and went to Chico State University in California. While teaching at the University of Minnesota, King became Chair of American Indian studies.
He is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph in Toronto. Born: April 24, 1943 (age 69) in Sacramento, California He is of Cherokee, Greek and German decent as well as having Canadian and America dual citizenship When he grew up he moved to Australia to become a photojournalist In 2003 King was invited to speak at the Massey lectures, a week long series of speeches in Canada discussing topics such as politics, culture and p philosophy. He was the first person of aboriginal decent to give the speeches In 2008 King ran for the nomination of Guelph, Ontario under the NDP party. He finished fourth behind the Liberals, Conservative and Green parties respectively.