Ebby T. ~ Sponsor of Bill W. ~ Speaking in St. Louis in 1955

Edwin Throckmorton Thacher (29 April 1896–21 March 1966) (commonly known as Ebby Thacher or Ebby T.), was an old drinking friend and later the sponsor of AA co-founder Bill W.   He is credited with introducing Bill to the initial principles that AA would soon develop, such as “one alcoholic talking to another.”  Thacher was a schoolfriend of Bill’s., and …