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American Lowell THOMAS

born Lowell Jackson THOMAS

American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on April 06, 1892 in Woodington, Ohio, USA
Died: on August 29, 1981 in Pawling, New York, USA


Thomas was born in Woodington, Darke County, Ohio, to Harry and Harriet (née Wagner) Thomas. His father was a doctor and his mother a school teacher. In 1900, the family moved to the mining town of Victor, Colorado. There he worked as a gold miner, a cook, and a reporter on the newspaper.
Thomas' boyhood home in Victor, Colorado

In 1910, Thomas graduated from Victor High School, where one of his teachers was Mabel Barbee Lee. The following year, he graduated from Valparaiso University with bachelor's degrees in education and science. The next year he received both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Denver and began work for the Chicago Journal, writing for it until 1914. Thomas also was on the faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law (now part of Illinois Institute of Technology), where he taught oratory from 1912 to 1914. He then went to New Jersey, where he studied for a master's at Princeton University (he received the degree in 1916) and again taught oratory at the university.

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