Thomas Amos Wenham (1883 - 1950)

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Thomas Amos Wenham
1883 - 1950
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1883
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1950
South Melbourne, Australia
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South Melbourne, Australia
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Thomas Amos Wenham was born in 1883. He is the child of Alb Wenham and Sarah Perryman Wenham. He died in 1950 in South Melbourne, Australia at age 67.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas Amos Wenham passed away in 1950 in South Melbourne, Australia at 67 years of age. He was born in 1883. He is the child of Alb Wenham and Sarah Perryman Wenham.

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In 1883, in the year that Thomas Amos Wenham was born, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1906, at the age of 23 years old, Thomas was alive when English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1922, Thomas was 39 years old when on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1941, when he was 58 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1950, in the year of Thomas Amos Wenham's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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