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Norman Thomas

AKA Norman Mattoon Thomas

Born: 20-Nov-1884
Birthplace: Marion, OH
Died: 19-Dec-1968
Location of death: Huntington, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Socialist Party

Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, and 1948. A pacifist and isolationist, with Charles Lindbergh he co-founded the America First Committee, but after the bombing of Pearl Harbor that organization was quickly disbanded and he supported US entry into World War II. Thomas was not a supporter of Soviet-style Communism.

Father: Welling Evan Thomas
Mother: Emma Mattoon
Wife: Frances Violet Stewart ("Violet", m. 1-Sep-1910, d. 1-Aug-1947)

    High School: Marion High School, Marion, OH
    University: Princeton University (1905)
    Theological: Union Theological Seminary

    America First Committee Co-Founder (1940)
    League of Industrial Democracy Co-Director (1922-37)
    The Nation Associate Editor (1921-22)
    Ordained Presbyterian (1911)

Author of books:
The Conscientious Objector in America (1923)
Is Conscience a Crime? (1927)
America's Way Out: A Program for Democracy (1931)
As I See It (1932)
Human Exploitation in the United States (1934)
After the New Deal, What? (1936)
What Is Our Destiny? (1944)
Appeal to the Nations (1947)
A Socialist Faith (1951)
The Test of Freedom (1954)
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen (1955)
The Prerequisites of Peace (1959)
Great Dissenters (1961)
Socialism Re-Examined (1963)
The Choices (1969)


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