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According to "[[It's Federation Day!]]", a [[newspaper]] article created as background material for {{film|7}}, '''Thomas Vanderbilt''' was the [[ambassador]] for [[United Earth]] at the [[Federation Charter]] [[Federation Founding Ceremony|signing ceremony]], and was appointed the first [[Federation President|President of the United Federation of Planets]] on [[October|October 11]], [[2161]]. The clipping quoted Vanderbilt as saying, "''We are truly entering a brave new world of peace, exploration, and security with the establishment of this [[Federation]].''"
 
According to "[[It's Federation Day!]]", a [[newspaper]] article created as background material for {{film|7}}, '''Thomas Vanderbilt''' was the [[ambassador]] for [[United Earth]] at the [[Federation Charter]] [[Federation Founding Ceremony|signing ceremony]], and was appointed the first [[Federation President|President of the United Federation of Planets]] on [[October|October 11]], [[2161]]. The clipping quoted Vanderbilt as saying, "''We are truly entering a brave new world of peace, exploration, and security with the establishment of this [[Federation]].''"
   
Although the article containing this information was present within the [[Picard family album]] during filming on ''Generations'', neither the name "Thomas Vanderbilt" nor the rest of the article is considered [[canon]], because the article was never seen on-screen.
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Although the article containing this information was present within the [[Picard family album]] during filming on ''Generations'', neither the character of Thomas Vanderbilt nor the rest of the article is considered [[canon]], because the article was never seen on-screen.
   
 
In reality, the name "Thomas Vanderbilt" was thought up by [[Larry Nemecek]]. He chose the name in honor of his father. {{youtube|type=v|Qdyn325x99c}}
 
In reality, the name "Thomas Vanderbilt" was thought up by [[Larry Nemecek]]. He chose the name in honor of his father. {{youtube|type=v|Qdyn325x99c}}

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Real World article
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According to "It's Federation Day!", a newspaper article created as background material for Star Trek Generations, Thomas Vanderbilt was the ambassador for United Earth at the Federation Charter signing ceremony, and was appointed the first President of the United Federation of Planets on October 11, 2161. The clipping quoted Vanderbilt as saying, "We are truly entering a brave new world of peace, exploration, and security with the establishment of this Federation."

Although the article containing this information was present within the Picard family album during filming on Generations, neither the character of Thomas Vanderbilt nor the rest of the article is considered canon, because the article was never seen on-screen.

In reality, the name "Thomas Vanderbilt" was thought up by Larry Nemecek. He chose the name in honor of his father. [1]

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