Thomas D. Parry
Thomas Dee Parry Jr., passed away Jan. 7, 2001 at his home in Fairfax Station, Virginia, at the age of 53.
"Tom was the first of four children of Thomas and Bonnie Parry and was born in Los Angeles, Califor-nia in 1947. As a young man Tom excelled in sports, academics and student politics. In 1965 he entered Brigham Young Uni-versity on a basket-ball scholarship. A year later he answered the call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina. Tom returned to BYU to complete his studies. While at the University he met his wife, Nancy Winter. They were married in the Oakland Temple in 1973. Tom was accepted into the charter class of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, where he graduated in 1976. He immediately went to work on the political campaign of underdog challenger Orrin Hatch in the Utah United States Senate race. Tom went to Washington, D.C. with the Senator and served this country for approximately eight years in various capacities, including Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Chief of Staff for Senator Hatch. In 1983, Tom became a founding partner of the consulting and lobbying firm now known as Parry, Romani, and DeConcini." 
Resources and articles
- deseretnews Obituary: Thomas Dee Parry, Jr., organizational web page, accessed August 15, 2018.