to TPF, Inc. Secretary, Irwin
or by telephone:
Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. is a membership
organization. Directors and Officers serve one-year terms, and
elections are held annually each Fall.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maurice Bisheff, President
...Santa Barbara, CA
Victor Madeson, Vice President
Irwin Spiegelman, Secretary
Martha Spiegelman, Treasurer
...Santa Barbara, CT
...West Hartford, CT
Edward J. Dodson
...Cherry Hill, NJ
John F. Skibiski, Jr.
Chartered in 2002,
Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. strives to renew public recognition of the
great defender of liberty, justice and human rights. Arriving in
British-ruled North America, Paine joined the struggle for
independence, sovereignty and democratic institutions. Throughout his
life he held to the noblest of principles, dedicating himself to the
common good and the right of free expression. The writings he produced
provide us with a remarkable set of principles upon which to construct
of Thomas Paine Friends, Inc. is to encourage people to learn
about and from Thomas Paine, his times and philosophy so that
they may be inspired to participate in public affairs reflective
of the spirit of Paine's life, thought and ideals.
January 29, 1737 - June 8, 1809
to the addresses delivered on the 28th of March 2009 in the United
Kingdom by Gregory Claeys and John Keane!
- Ian Ruskin portrays Thomas Paine in a one-man play he wrote
several years ago. Few actors have so captured the essence of
Thomas Paine as does Ian Ruskin.
- Now, he is close to bringing Thomas Paine's story to a
wider audience in a film project that will be shown on public
television in the United States and around the world.
- Thomas Paine Friends is establishing a special fund to help
support this film project. The 1737 Fund celebrates
the year of Thomas Paine's birth
LIMITED QUANTITY OF THE NEW
COMPILATION OF PAPERS ON THOMAS PAINE STILL AVAILABLE
The proceedings of a colloquium held at the United
Nations in New York on December 10, 1987, edited by Thomas Paine
Friends member Joyce Chumbley and Leo Zonneveld and published by
Spokesman Books, is available for purchase.
The volume has been reviewed in the Journal of Radical
History (Volume 9, Number 4, 2009), by Robert Morrell of the
Thomas Paine Society in the United Kingdom. Read the
Paine Friends has a limited number of the books available, for a
donation of $12. To take advantage of this special opportunity,
make your check to Thomas Paine Friends, Inc., and mail same at
185 Middle Street, Amherst, MA 01002-3011. (Postage-paid to
addresses in the U.S. Postage additional to addresses outside