Norman Thomas in Joe SteeleEdit
Norman Thomas was the Socialist candidate in the 1932 presidential election. However, his candidacy only received attention in the most leftist parts of the country, such as the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.
Norman Thomas in Southern VictoryEdit
In 1922, Thomas traveled to Canada to coerce Military Governor George Armstrong Custer into submitting his resignation in person. Thomas informed Custer that if he gave it willingly, Sinclair would highly praise him, but if he refused, he would be cashiered. He returned to Philadelphia with Custer's resignation in hand.
Thomas was a leader in President Sinclair's efforts to slash the US Army's operating budget, earning him many enemies among the Army's officer corps, notably Irving Morrell. (It was during an argument with Morrell that both men learned of the death of former President Theodore Roosevelt in 1924.) However, he maintained a cordial enough working relationship with Chief of the General Staff Hunter Liggett.
Thomas left office after Sinclair's second term.
The custom of structuring his name as "N. Mattoon Thomas" rather than "Norman M. Thomas" seems to be unique to this series of books.
| Party political offices|
Robert M. La Follette, Sr. (Progressive Party)
|Socialist Party of America presidential candidate|
1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948 (lost all)
| Succeeded by|
| Political offices|
|Assistant Secretary of War for the United States|
| Succeeded by|
next known is
Franklin D. Roosevelt