THOMAS T. PROUSALIS, JR., born Richmond, Virginia. Education: William & Mary (A.B., 1970; M.A. candidate, 1974); Harvard Law School (Federal Securities Regulation) and Howard Law School (J.D., 1977). Member, Board of Editors, Howard Law Journal (1975-1977). Author: Comment, "Constitutional Law - Individual Rights and Liberties of the Mentally Ill - Constitutional Protection - O'Connor v. Donaldson," 19 Howard Law Journal 206 (1976); Recipient, The American Jurisprudence Award, Highest Distinction, Howard Law School (1977); Law Clerk, Presidential Clemency Board, The White House, Washington, D.C. (1975-1976). Member, President's Council, William & Mary (1980-present). Founding officer, stockholder and general counsel, Verdix Corporation (Nasdaq: VRDX); merged with Rational Software Corp. (Nasdaq: RATL) and sold to IBM (NYSE: IBM) for $2.1 billion (2003). Inventor, U.S. Patent Application Nos. 61/141,076, 61/242,443 and 77/694,889; International Patent Application No. 88487-3WO0; U.S. Patent Nos. 8,156,011 and RE44,749 E. Co-pilote, Ferrari 250 GTO, Tour de France, Paris, France (1997-2002). FAA-licensed pilot, multi-engine and instrument-rated. Member, National Aeronautic Association, Air Force Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. [Graduate, Officer Candidate School, Lackland AFB, Texas, U.S. Air Force (1970); Commissioned officer and aviator, 27th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, Air Defense Command, Loring AFB, Maine, U.S. Air Force, active duty (1970-1973); Andrews AFB, Maryland, U.S. Air Force, reserve duty (1973-1980). Commendations: Presidential Unit Citation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Expert Ribbon.]
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