Tom Magnuson, M.A.

Tom Magnuson

Visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of the South at UNC Chapel Hill, military historian

Tom Magnuson is the founder and CEO of the Trading Path Association (TPA), a non-profit organization committed to finding remnants of the Contact Era in the southeast and protecting them from accidental destruction. Prior to founding the TPA, Magnuson enjoyed an unconventional high-tech career, first in the integrated circuit industry and government service and later in the software business. By education a military historian who received his master’s degree from San Jose State College, Magnuson stumbled on the importance of the old roads and the TPA’s methods of finding them while studying military geopolitics more than 25 years ago.

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