LEWIS, JOSEPH, 1899-1968

Biography:

Born– June 11, 1899, Montgomery. Parents– Samuel and Ray (Levy) Lewis. Married– Ruth Stoller Grubman, July 15, 1952. Education– Public schools. An atheist and promoter of atheism; founder and secretary, Thomas Paine Foundation, Robert G. Ingersoll Memorial Association, and American League for Separation of Church and State; founder and president of Freethinkers of America. Instigated legal proceedings in New York State to prohibit use of public school buses to transport parochial school pupils, ban reading of the Bible in public schools, ban sectarian organizations in public educational institutions, and ban dismissal of public schools for religious education.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Permanent Series, Vol. 1.

Publication(s):

Atheism and Other Addresses. New York; Freethought Press, 1924.

An Atheist Manifesto. New York; Freethought Press, 1954.

The Bible Unmasked. New York; Freethought Press, 1926.

Burbank the Infidel. New York; Freethought Press, 1930.

In the Name of Humanity! New York; Freethought Press, 1949.

Ingersoll the Magnificent. New York; Freethought Press, 1957.

Inspiration and Wisdom from the Writings of Thomas Paine. New York; Freethought Press, 1954.

Lincoln, the Freethinker. New York; Freethought Press, 1924.

The Serpent of Religion. New York; Freethought Press, 1959.

Shall the Children Receive Religious Instruction; a Debate Between Rev. Walter M. Howlett and Joseph Lewis. New York; Freethought Press, 1933.

Spain, a Land Blighted by Religion. New York; Freethought Press, 1933.

The Ten Commandments. New York; Freethought Press, 1946.

Thomas Paine, Author of the Declaration of Independence. New York; Freethought Press, 1947.

The Tragic Patriot, a Drama. New York; Freethought Press, 1954.

The Tyranny of God. New York; Freethought Press, 1929.

Voltaire, the Incomparable Infidel. New York; Freethought Press, 1929.