Thomas, Benjamin, Dd
Thomas, Benjamin, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in South Wales in 1823, and, when quite young, removed to Ohio. He graduated from Denison University, was ordained in 1846, and, for a time, taught in Vermillion College. His pastorates were as follows: Mansfield, Monroeville, First Church in Zanesville, Bradfield, and Newark, all in Ohio. Subsequently he removed to Bloomington, Illinois, and became western secretary of the American Bible Union. Having occupied other prominent positions in his denomination in Illinois, he removed to Arkansas in 1864, and became president of the university at Judsonia. During the war he served as a soldier in the Federal army, and became brevet-colonel. He died at Little Rock, Arkansas, March 5, 1884. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 1147. (J.C.S.)