Marion in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Norman Mattoon Thomas
Was born on this site Nov. 20, 1884. He graduated from Marion High School in 1901, Princeton University in 1905, and from Union Theological Seminary. Thomas, a clergyman, and the son of Marion's Presbyterian minister, was a tireless worker for social security, civil rights, and human justice. Six time Socialist Party presidential candidate, he was a leader in the effort toward disarmament and world peace. He died Dec. 19, 1968, in Huntington, N.Y.
Erected 1980 by The Marion County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-51.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 35.358′ N, 83° 7.816′ W. Marker is in Marion, Ohio, in Marion County. Click for map. Marker is in the parking lot immediately east of the Prospect Street Overpass, about 250 feet north of the intersection of Prospect Street and Center Street (Ohio Routes 95/309). Marker is in this post office area: Marion OH 43302, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Underground Railroad / The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct Marion County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Old Marion Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Cummins Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Warren G. Harding (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Jacob's Well (approx. half a mile away); Marion Steam Shovel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harding Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marion.
Also see . . .
1. Norman Thomas. (Submitted on January 31, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Norman Thomas. (Submitted on January 31, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.