Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Thomas Day

How come Tom gets his own day? Lucky.

Hall of Thomas

As a tribute to past Thomases, we've established a "Hall of Thomas". Be sure to check out those who have come before us and the tremendous contribution they've made:

Hall of Thomas
The history of the world is literally the history of Thomases. Great are the contributions made by these men and women. Their influence reaches from the sciences to politics and from the arts to athletics. The legacy of Thomas is deeply rooted in the soils of the past. The Hall of Thomas highlights some of our most noteworthy icons and illustrate the great good that can be accomplished by Thomas.

Thomas Jefferson
In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
This powerful advocate of liberty was born in 1743. Freckled and sandy-haired, rather tall and awkward, Jefferson was eloquent as a correspondent, but he was no public speaker. In the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Continental Congress, he contributed his pen rather than his voice to the patriot cause. As the "silent member" of the Congress, Jefferson, at 33, drafted the Declaration of Independence.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
One of the longest reigning and most popular teeny bopper idols of the 1990s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas first found favor playing the son of Tim Allen on ABC's long-running, phenomenally popular sitcom Home Improvement. With a mop of dull-blonde hair and a dimpled, impish grin, it is small wonder that he captured the hearts of young girls across the country.

Sir Thomas More
Thomas More rose from humble origins to achieve the highest political and judicial office of England, second only to that of the king. He was recognized throughout early sixteenth-century Europe as one of the great lawyers, Christian humanists, and classical scholars of his day.

Heather Thomas
Heather Thomas established herself as an actress as well as an author and political activist. She has had several guest appearances and acting roles in various movies and TV series. Her most notable acting role was in The Fall Guy in the mid 1980s.

Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes was born in London in 1588. Hobbes was intensely interested in why people allowed themselves to be ruled and what would be the best form of government for England. In 1651, Hobbes wrote his most famous work, entitled Leviathan. In it, he argued that people were naturally wicked and could not be trusted to govern.

Thomas A. Edison
Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. Thomas Alva Edison is one of America's most famous inventors. Edison saw huge change take place in his lifetime. He was responsible for making many of those changes occur. His inventions created and contributed to modern night lights, movies, telephones, records and CDs. Edison was truly a genius. Edison is most famous for his development of the first electric light bulb. When Edison was born, electricity had not been developed. By the time he died, entire cities were lit by electricity. Much of the credit for electricity goes to Edison.

Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Thomas Aquinas was a 13th century Dominican Friar, philosopher and theologian. Named a Doctor of the Church and given the title "Angelic Doctor," he is the patron of Catholic universities, colleges and schools. Renowned for his proofs for the existence of God, Aquinas believed that both faith and reason discover truth.

Thurman Thomas
In his 12-year career, has rushed for 11,938 yards... It is a figure which is first on the Bills' all-time chart and ninth in NFL annals... Surpassed O.J. Simpson (10,183) into first on the Bills' career rushing list. Thurman Was named the Buffalo Bills/Edge 1993 "Man of the Year". Thurman awards a Thurman Thomas Scholarship annually at both his high school and college alma maters.

Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born in West Virginia, on January 21, 1824. He died a tragic death on May 10, 1863. Jackson was a very famous man, and a Confederate general in the Civil War. This man was one of the best and most able southerners, second only to Robert E. Lee.

Thomas Kuhn
Thomas Samuel Kuhn was born on July 18, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a Ph. D. in physics from Harvard University in 1949. Of the five books and countless articles he published, Kuhn's most renown work is The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which he wrote while a graduate student in theoretical physics at Harvard. It has sold some one million copies in 16 languages and is required reading in courses dealing with education, history, psychology, research, and, of course, history and philosophy of science. Kuhn argued that science is not a steady, cumulative acquisition of knowledge.

Thomas S. Monson
Thomas Spencer Monson (born August 21, 1927) is the 16th and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). As president of the church, Monson is considered by adherents to be a prophet, seer, and revelator of God's will on earth. A printer by trade, Monson has spent most of his life engaged in various church leadership positions and in public service. Appointed by Ronald Reagan to the President's Task Force for Private Sector Initiatives, Monson is also a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America's Silver Buffalo and the World Organization of the Scout Movement's Bronze Wolf—both awards the highest given in each organization.

Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, having served since 1991. Justice Thomas is the second African American to serve on the nation's highest court, after Justice Thurgood Marshall, whom he succeeded.


  1. A great idea but you forgot to put in the paragraph about Thomas Dudley Emmett - or was your intent that we would each think of our own personal tribute to what a great son/brother/husband/father/uncle/store prop/etc he is and has been?

  2. Bob was not forgetfull I have not made the list nor will ever. Maybe I should use my given name to secure Hall of Thomas status. Thomas ("Tom") Emmett (3 September 1841–30 June 1904) was one of the finest bowlers in English cricket in the late 1860s, the 1870s and the early 1880s. Emmett was an extremely popular professional, with a cheery nature, inexhaustible energy and a florid nose, making him a huge favourite wherever he went.

  3. Favorite Tom....Thomas Dudley by a long shot. A distant second would be Tommy Two Tone, Tommy James and the Shondells, Thomas Jones (ex-Bears running back), Frank Thomas (ex-White Sox slugger), and Dave Thomas founder of Wendy's.