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(#691) Ebby T (Dallas, TX)
July 1955 in St Louis, MO  EVENT: Jefferson Hotel Room Interview  TYPE: AA, Male, Story, Historical

Ebby Thacher was the alcoholic who carried the message of spiritual recovery to Bill Wilson in November 1934 that led to the creation of AA and the 12 steps of Recovery. He stayed sober for 2 years and 9 months after that meeting. He was to experience over 17 years without a drink before his death but not contiguous. He died just short of 3 years sober on March 21, 1966.

This recording of his story was made in a room at the Jefferson Hotel in St. Louis at the time of the 2nd AA International. For whatever reason Ebby did not speak at the event. He covers certain parts of his story that were not mentioned in his talk in Memphis in 9/14/1958, and San Jose, CA 3/5/1961 that are available on WeJoy.

(30 min) (6.9 MB) (id#691)