John Thomas "Tom" Daugherty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 18, 1938, the son of Thelma Adelaide Bay (a public school teacher) and Oscar Thomas Daugherty, a sign-painter and salesman for the Hershey Chocolate Company. He married Jessica Abigail Taylor in 1966, and together they have four children: Samantha, Sally, Tom Jr., and Katie.
He operated a mineral business in Covington, Kentucky ("just across the river from Cincinnati") during the 1970s. He advertised in the Mineralogical Record from 1973 to 1978, attended the 1979 Tucson Show, and shortly thereafter sold his business to some of his customers (it is no longer operating).
Tom earned a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1960, and went on to do postgraduate work at the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kentucky, and Thomas More College, where he received his secondary school teaching certificate. He was hired as a teacher and coach at Simon Kenton High School in Greenup, Kentucky, and in Cincinnati in 1961 and 1965-1974. From 1962 to 1964 he was sales manager at Gates Rubber Company in Cincinnati. From 1975 to 1977 he was a sales representative for American SPE Corporation in Florence, Kentucky; from 1978 to 1981 he was vice president of sales at Solarcrete Corporation in Florence; from 1982 to 1984 he was national sales manager for the Energizer Corporation in Cincinnati, and became president of the Castell Safety Company in Erlanger, Kentucky in 1985.
Tom also worked as a free-lance cartoonist. He sketched mineral specimens in pen and ink for his ads, all of which display a graceful skill and a natural talent for drawing. He later moved to Amelia, Ohio, where he lives today.
See also Tom Daugherty in the "Art Museum" section of this website.
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