Jean-Pierre Thomas is a member of the research lodge Marquis de La Fayette, of the Grande Loge de France, and the l’Aréopage de Recherche Les Chevaliers de l’Empire, of the Suprême Conseil de France, as well as editing the historical section of Points de Vues Initiatiques, the magazine of the Grande Loge de France.
Essayist, historian and contributor to journals, Jean-Pierre Thomas, laureate of the Institute, is the author of more than twenty-five books, among which, at the institutional level, a History of the prefects (Imprimerie Nationale), a History of Radicalism in the Senate (Atlantica) and a History of the Presidents of the Senate (France-Empire). But he also dedicated many of his books to the eighteenth century, his favourite period, such as his biography of the conventional Bertrand Barere (Desjonquères), the banker to Louis XV; Jean-Joseph Laborde (Perrin), this double portrait of the Regent and the Abbé Dubois (Payot) or this critical edition of the Memoirs of Barras (Le Mercure de France), which earned him receiving, among others, the Claude Bertault Prize, from the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, and the Hugues Capet Prize.
At the same time specialist in the history of the Scottish Rite, he was one of the co-authors of the History of the Grand Lodge of France according to its archives (Volum Edition) and Treasures of the Library of the Grand Lodge of France (Imagedesignbox) Finally, he recently published an essay, Lumière et Sons, Musique et franc-maçonnerie en France du XVIII° siècle à nos jours (Numerilivres) and a biography of the Count of Clermont, grandson of Louis XIV and Fifth Grand -Master of the Masonic Order, in France (Editions Champs-Elysées-Deauville). For several years now, he has simultaneously been preparing a history of the Senate and a history of the Supreme Council of France.
Axes of Research:
- Histories of the Grande Loge de France and of the Suprême Conseil de France.
- History of the Senate of the République Française.
- Freemasonry and political activity in the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Great political or masonic personalities.