NEW YORK (Apr. 12)
Fifty-five outstanding Americans of every race and creed, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson tomorrow, have contributed to the symposium "Thomas Jefferson: Then and Now" published today by the Bill of Rights Committee of the Council Against Intolerance, of which Herbert Bayard Swope is national chairman.
Mr. Swope, in his foreword to the book, points out that Thomas Jefferson profoundly affected George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. "Lincoln’s political philosophy, in fact, was almost wholly Jeffersonian, he was the chief disciple of America’s Apostle of Liberty," Mr. Swope writes. He emphasizes that "this foreword and the writings of the distinguished men and women which follow are efforts to bring Jefferson home to the people who owe him so much.