A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists/Abbott, Leonard Dalton
Abbott, Leonard Dalton, American journalist. B. (Liverpool) May 20, 1878. He went to America in 1897 and joined the staff of the Commonwealth. Two years later he passed to the Literary Digest, and since 1905 he has been associate-editor of Current Literature (now Current Opinion}. Mr. Abbott was President of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association in 1910, and he is one of the founders of the Rand School of Social Science and the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. He is President of the Free Speech League and the Francisco Ferrer Association. For many years he has worked devotedly for the poor of New York in the Ferrer School, and he edited the American memorial volume, Francisco Ferrer (1910).