Bickford, Thomas was born on December 30, 1853 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Temperance Snow (Foster) Bickford.
Bachelor of Arts, Colgate, 1875, A.M., 1890.
Ordained Baptist ministry, 1875. Pastor State Street Church, Lowville, New York, 1876-1878, Vail Avenue Church, Troy, 1878-1880. Entered ministry of Congressional Church.
Pastor World Memorial Congressional Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1882-1887, 1st Church, Branford, Connecticut, 1887-1892, 1st Church, Springfield, Vermont, 1892-1896, 1st Church, Stoughton, Massachusetts, 1902-1906. Founder, 1906, and principal Sea Pines Personality School for Girls.