The Kansas City Star reported earlier this week that Daniel Thomas, a Mission Hills resident and periodonist, had been asked by Gov.-elect Sam Brownback to serve on his inauguration committee.
From the Star:
In addition to the transition team, Brownback has named four co-chairs to lead his inauguration committee. One of those is Daniel J. Thomas, a Mission Hills periodontist.
In 2007, Thomas, who emigrated from India in 1984, became the first person from Kansas to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
A board member and past president of the Heartland Dental Society, Thomas was recognized for his willingness to do free work for poor, homeless, disabled, elderly and mentally challenged patients.
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