Individual Author Record
Name: Benjamin P. ThomasPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction Born: 1902 in Springfield, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThomas was born and raised in Springfield.
Biographical and Professional InformationBenjamin Thomas was a lifetime Lincoln scholar, best known for his definitive ''Abraham Lincoln, A Biography''. After writing his first two books he sold insurance, managed property and served as president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, as he continued writing.
*''Lincoln's New Salem'', Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934 - reprinted in 1988 by Southern Illinois University Press *''Lincoln 1847-1853'', Abraham Lincoln Association, 1936*''Abraham Lincoln: A Biography'', Southern Illinois University Press, 1952