Thomas Horrocks, PhD

Independent Scholar
Thomas Horrocks is an independent scholar. He received his PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania and worked in library administration for more than twenty-five years. His previous positions were director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library, Harvard Medical School; associate librarian for collections, Houghton Library, Harvard University; and director of the John Hay Library, Brown University. He has authored, edited, and co-edited seven books, including Popular Print and Popular Medicine: Health Advice in Early American Almanacs (University of Massachusetts, 2008); President James Buchanan and the Crisis of National Leadership (Nova, 2012); Lincoln's Campaign Biographies (Southern Illinois, 2014); and The Annotated Lincoln (Harvard University Press, 2016).


  • PhD University of Pennsylvania