Biography of Prof. Ralph W. Thomas
Madison County, NY Biographies





Thomas, Prof. Ralph W., p. o. Hamilton, was born in Nova Scotia, but came to the United States in his youth and was educated at Colgate Academy and Colgate University, from which he was graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1883. He soon afterward went to the Albany Academy as teacher of English, at the same time studied law, being admitted to the bar in 1885. He remained at the Albany Academy five years, and was then appointed examiner in English in the Regents' office. He subsequently became chief examiner of the University of the State of New York, and had charge of all the examinations, both academic and professional. In 1891 Mr. Thomas married Effie Southwick, daughter of Henry C. Southwick of Albany, N. Y. They have one daughter, Margaret Julia Thomas. In September, 1892, Mr. Thomas was appointed professor of rhetoric and public speaking in Colgate University, and he occupies this position at the present time.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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