Thomas Dreier

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Thomas Dreier
Born(1884-05-05)May 5, 1884
DiedSeptember 4, 1976(1976-09-04) (aged 92)
Saint Petersburg

Thomas Dreier (May 5, 1884 – September 4, 1976)[1] was an American editor, writer, advertising executive, and business theorist. The Thomas Dreier Reading Room at Peter H. Armacost Library, Eckerd College is named in his honor.

He was born in Durand, Wisconsin in 1884[2] and edited and published his own short-lived paper, The Menomonie Badger, in Menomonie in 1903 and 1904.[3] He subsequently moved to the Boston area. He built the Frank Chouteau Brown-designed "Snug Gables" in Winchester, Massachusetts, where he lived from 1920-1933, and later settled in New Hampshire on a 500-acre farm named "Sunny Meadows" in Melvin Village, Tuftonborough. In 1935 he and his first wife, Blanche Nowell Dreier, moved to St. Petersburg, Florida.[4] Blanche died in 1960 and in 1961 he married Mary Baker.[1]

He died on 4 September 1976 at his home in St. Petersburg.[1]

He was the first editor of the New Hampshire Troubadour magazine.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Helped Found Friends of the Library, Thomas Dreier, 92". Evening Independent. 69 (264). St. Petersburg, Florida. September 6, 1976. p. 7-C. OCLC 2720408.
  2. ^ Who's Who in Advertising, Detroit: Business Service Corporation, 1916, p. 21
  3. ^ "About The Menomonie badger. (Menomonie, Wis.) 1903–1904". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "Thomas Dreier, Man and Legend". Evening Independent. 65 (162). St. Petersburg, Florida. May 10, 1972. p. 1-B. OCLC 2720408.
  5. ^ "Carlson Shows Oils, Water Colors; Whitman Pencil Paintings Also at Public Library Now". Nashua Telegraph. 64 (235). Nashua, New Hampshire. December 7, 1932. p. 5. OCLC 22532489.
  6. ^ Murdock, Kenneth B. (1934). "Sunny Meadows by Thomas Dreier; The White Hills: Mountain New Hampshire, Winnepesaukee to Washington by Cornelius Weygandt". The New England Quarterly. MIT Press. 7 (3): 583–585. ISSN 0028-4866. JSTOR 359679.

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