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to TPF, Inc. Secretary, Irwin
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Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. is a membership
organization. Directors and Officers serve one-year terms, and
elections are held annually each Fall.
Many persons contributed their time
and energy to the establishment of Thomas Paine Friends, Inc.
Time has taken some of them from us. We remember them here.
BROD, MARTIN (2019)
- Martin Brod of New York, New York, on July 3, 2018. Marty was a
life member of TPF and a very liberal doner of funds: $1,500 towards
publiciaton of some of the writing of the late Klara Rukshina, a Paine
scholar; and of $10,000 towards the creation of a Thomas Paine Memorial.
He was a long-time progressive activist in peace and justice campaigns
who also held public office. Bulletin, Summer 2019
CASEY, EDWARD TIMOTHY (2007)
CASWELL, JOHN (1943-2009)
- See Bulletin, Winter 2009-2010
DAVIS, OSSIE (1917-2005)
- See Bulletin, Spring-Summer 2009
EMERSON, PAUL ROBERT
HOLT, MARGARET and LEE
JONES, LOUIS WORTH
KAYNOR, EDWARD REED (1923-2010)
A Remembrance, by Martha and Irwin Spiegelman,
Bulletin, Summer 2010
KAYNOR, FAY CAMPBELL
- Nat Mills died on September 8, 2003. He was a powerful
inspiration to many -- in numerous fields including, of course,
recognition of Thomas Paine and his achievements. Both Nat and
Helja Mills became charter members of the organization. We are
proud and pleased that Helja Mills continues as a member.
- Two statements head the Nat Mills memorial booklet: Nat's own
organization title, Advocacy & Coalition Strategies For
People's Unmet Needs, and the phrase that well fit Nat, from
Paine's Rights of Man,part 2, 1792, "My country
is the world, and my religion is to do good."
RUKSHINA, KLARA (1931-2010)
- Thinking About Klara Rukshina and Her Legacy, remembrances by
her daughter Elina Gartsman and grandaughter, Anna Gartsman,
Pamela Brown and others (Bulletin, Spring 2010)
- SherwoodSmith, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, in early July, 2019.
He was one of the four founding members of Thomas Paine Friends, in fact,
founding member number one, having succeeded in getting the first annual
Thomas Paine Day, for Virginia, and originating the project for state Paine
Days which, in turn, led to the birth of TPF. Sherwood was a life
member, and had often generiously donated money. He wrote many articles
for the Bulletin, usually based on his extensive reading in
SNYDER, DANA (-2015)
SNYDER, MARY (1921-2016)
- Roy Streeter, of Lynwood, California, in fall, 2018. His friend
and fellow TPF member, Bernice Mancebo Stumps, informed us of his death.
- Robert Walsh, of Vero Beach, Florida, in December 2017. TPF did
not know of Bob's death until January 2019 when his son sent a message.
Bob was the second of the founding TPF members. He gained approval of the
Florida Thomas Paine Day for his state. His Paine advocacy took shape
especially in the state Thomas Paine Day campaigns and in seeking a
Paine memorial, such as a statute.