Thomas, Albert (älbĕrˈ tômäˈ) [key], 1878–1932, French statesman and Socialist leader. He worked with Jean Jaurès on the journal Humanité and was active in socialist politics. In 1910 he was elected to the chamber of deputies, and during World War I he held cabinet positions, serving notably as minister of munitions. He was director (1919–32) of the International Labor Bureau of the League of Nations. Among his several books are Le Syndicalisme allemand (1903) and Le 2d Empire (1907).
See study by E. J. Phelan (1949).
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