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THOMAS, RICHARD (1871 - 1950), minister (CM) and writer

Name: Richard Thomas
Date of birth: 1871
Date of death: 1950
Gender: Male
Occupation: minister (CM) and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Richard Bryn Williams

Born 8 September 1871 at Llangefni, Anglesey. From Bala preparatory college he entered the University College, Bangor, where he graduated in 1901. After pursuing the theology course at Bala he was ordained in 1904, and was inducted minister of the Bontnewydd and Pen-y-graig churches in Arfon, where he remained for nearly 30 years. He was secretary of the board of governors of the Bontnewydd Home for orphans from 1904 to 1945 and was a governor until his death on 5 April 1950.

His publications include David Livingstone (1912), David Williams, y Piwritan (1928), and Cartre'r Plant (1951). He won a National Eisteddfod prize for translations of legal terms into Welsh, and was for many years editor of the Year-book and Diary of his denomination.


Published date: 2001

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