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THOMPSON (Soundex T512) — See also CHAVEZ-THOMPSON, COMPSON, HOMPE, MCKAY-THOMPSON, SCHOMP, THOM, THOMPKINS, THOMPSON-GARCIA, THOMSON, TIMPSON, TOMPSON, TUMPSON.

  Thompson, O. B. — of Illinois. Democrat. Candidate for Illinois state senate 45th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, O. S. — of Baltic, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1913-16; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, O. W. — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state senate 2nd District, 1907-08. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, O. W. — of Kentucky. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Olive T. — of California. Independent Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from California 23rd District, 1954. Female. Still living as of 1954.
  Thompson, Oliver C. — of Rensselaer County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County 3rd District, 1851. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Oliver E. (born c.1841) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born about 1841. Republican. Mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1901-02; defeated, 1902. Member, Maccabees; Knights of Honor. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Ollie — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Thompson, Oris A. — of Middlesex County, N.J. American candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly 18th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Thompson, Oscar R. — of Wisner, Cuming County, Neb. Republican. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1905; member of Nebraska state senate, 1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Otho B. — of Mercer County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Mercer County, 1958. Still living as of 1958.
  Thompson, Otis — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Thompson, Owen P. — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1900, 1904, 1932 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, P. A. — of Langdon, Atchison County, Mo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Patricia J. S. — of Webster, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Thompson, Patrick — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 11th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Thompson, Patrick Daley — also known as Patrick Thompson — of Illinois. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Thompson, Paul See W. Paul Thompson
  Thompson, Paul — of Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Thompson, Paul Dean — also known as Paul D. Thompson — U.S. Vice Consul in Corunna, as of 1919; Tananarive, as of 1926; Paris, as of 1929; SAINT Michaels, as of 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Percival See H. Percival Thompson
  Thompson, Percy W. — of Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Thompson, Mrs. Peter — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Thompson, Phil — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Thompson, Philip (1789-1836) — of Yellow Banks (unknown county), Ky. Born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., August 20, 1789. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1820; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1823-25. Died November 25, 1836 (age 47 years, 97 days). Original interment at Moseley Burying Ground, Owensboro, Ky.; reinterment in 1856 at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thompson, Philip — Republican. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 116th District, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Thompson, Philip A. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1874. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Philip B. — of Mercer County, Ky. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Philip Burton, Jr. (1845-1909) — also known as Philip B. Thompson, Jr. — of Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, 1845. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1879-85. Died in 1909 (age about 64 years). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thompson, Philip Rootes (1766-1837) — of Virginia. Born in Virginia, 1766. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1800; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1801-07. Died in 1837 (age about 71 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thompson, Philo W. — Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1882. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Mrs. R. A. — of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, R. B. — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1900 (alternate), 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, R. B. II — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Thompson, R. C. — of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 6th District, 1904, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, R. E. — of Fillmore County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1883-86; member of Minnesota state senate, 1895-1906 (2nd District 1895-98, 5th District 1899-1906). Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, R. F. — of Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kan. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, R. M. — of Ravenna, Buffalo County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state senate, 1907. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, R. R. — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, R. R. — of Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Mrs. Ralph — of Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Ralph U. — of Iowa. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Ray — of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Mayor of Tuckahoe, N.Y.; elected 1931. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Ray (1911-1957) — of North Dakota. Born in Barney, Richland County, N.Dak., November 3, 1911. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1945; North Dakota state treasurer, 1953-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles. Died of a heart attack, in a hotel at Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., January 27, 1957 (age 45 years, 85 days). Interment at Wahpeton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wahpeton, N.Dak.
  Thompson, Raymond W. — Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  Thompson, Reed W. — of North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Thompson, Rees B. — of California. Member of California state assembly 16th District, 1877-80. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Reese B. — of Cowles, Webster County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1921. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Richard — of Underwood, McLean County, N.Dak. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Thompson, Richard (born c.1937) — of Oakland County, Mich. Born about 1937. Lawyer; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1989-96; president and chief counsel, Thomas More Law Center. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Thompson, Richard — also known as Rick Thompson — of Lavalette, Wayne County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1981; resigned 1981. Still living as of 2012.
  Thompson, Richard A. — of Wisner, Cuming County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1879. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Richard E. — of Minnesota. Republican. Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Mrs. Richard H. — of Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wis. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Thompson, Richard N. — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Honorary Consul for Paraguay in San Diego, Calif., 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Richard N. — Conservative. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Thompson, Richard P. — of Salem County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1833. Burial location unknown.
Richard W. Thompson Thompson, Richard Wigginton (1809-1900) — also known as Richard W. Thompson — of Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born near Culpeper Court House, Culpeper County, Va., June 9, 1809. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1834-36; member of Indiana state senate, 1836-38; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1839; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1841-43, 1847-49 (2nd District 1841-43, 7th District 1847-49); Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1864; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 7th Indiana District, 1864-66; circuit judge in Indiana, 1867-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1876, 1888, 1896; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1877-80; chairman of the American Committee of the Panama Canal Company, 1881; director of the Panama Railroad Company, 1881-88. Member, Freemasons. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., February 9, 1900 (age 90 years, 245 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Thompson, Rick See Richard Thompson
  Thompson, Robert — of Portsmouth, Va. Postmaster at Portsmouth, Va., 1799-1802. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert — of Warner, Merrimack County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Warner, 1841-43. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert — of Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine. Democrat. Mayor of Gardiner, Maine, 1852. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert — of New York. Communist. Candidate for New York state comptroller, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert See G. Robert Thompson
  Thompson, Robert — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 23rd District, 1984. Still living as of 1984.
  Thompson, Robert — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Thompson, Robert — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Thompson, Robert — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Thompson, Robert A. — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Republican. Postmaster at Memphis, Tenn., 1877-78. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert A. — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert Anderson (1828-1914) — also known as Robert A. Thompson — of Pickens Court House, Pickens District (now Pickens, Pickens County), S.C. Born June 13, 1828. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Pickens, 1860-62; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died August 7, 1914 (age 86 years, 55 days). Interment at West View Memorial Cemetery, Walhalla, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Thompson and Mahala (Gaines) Thompson; married to Valinda Rose Starrett (1833-1909).
  Epitaph: "Last surviving signer of the S.C. Ordinance of Secession."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thompson, Robert Augustine (1805-1876) — of Virginia. Born in Virginia, 1805. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Virginia 14th District, 1847-49. Died in 1876 (age about 71 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Relatives: Father of Thomas Larkin Thompson (1838-1898).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thompson, Robert D. — of Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960, 1964 (alternate). Still living as of 1964.
  Thompson, Robert D., Jr. — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Thompson, Robert F. — of Kentucky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert F. (c.1870-1937) — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y. Born about 1870. Ontario County District Attorney, 1900; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1916-37; appointed 1916; died in office 1937; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 4th Department, 1933-37; died in office 1937. Died April 7, 1937 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert J. (c.1938-2006) — also known as Bob Thompson — of West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pa. Born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., about 1938. Republican. Photographer; Chester County Commissioner, 1979-86; member of Pennsylvania state senate 19th District, 1995-2006; died in office 2006. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary. Died, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 26, 2006 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph H. Thompson and Winifred Thompson; married to Nancy Blackman.
  Thompson, Robert John (b. 1865) — also known as Robert J. Thompson — Born in La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa, October 15, 1865. School teacher; railway mail clerk; newspaper editor; president and manager, National Recording Safe Company; U.S. Consul in Hanover, 1906-11; Aix-la-Chapelle, as of 1914. Died, of a heart attack, in Montreux, Switzerland. Interment at Village Cemetery, Vevey, Switzerland.
  Thompson, Robert M. — of Lyme, New London County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Lyme, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert R. — of Orange County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Orange County, 1846. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Robert S. — of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Ind. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Roby C. — of Abingdon, Washington County, Va. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee). Still living as of 1956.
  Thompson, Rodney Irving (b. 1861) — also known as Rodney I. Thompson — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Born in Friendship, Knox County, Maine, March 27, 1861. Mayor of Rockland, Maine, 1906, 1908; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1910; member of Maine state senate 12th District, 1921-22. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson Thompson and Helem M. (Benner) Thompson; married 1889 to Etta E. Strong.
  Thompson, Roger E. — Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Rolfe L. — of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Rolfe L. — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Republican. Judge, California Court of Appeal 3rd District, 1929-31; appointed 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Ronald John (b. 1934) — also known as Ronnie Thompson; "Machine-Gun Ronnie" — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., July 21, 1934. Republican. Jeweler; country music singer; gospel singer; mayor of Macon, Ga., 1968-75; candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1972; candidate for Governor of Georgia, 1974. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Son of Remus Warren Thompson and Mattie Lou (Watkins) Thompson.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thompson, Ronald L. (b. 1899) — of Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pa., August 19, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 15th District, 1941-42, 1949-60; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Willis D. Thompson and Elizabeth (Taylor) Thompson; married to Elsie Marie Calvert.
  Thompson, Ronnie See Ronald John Thompson
  Thompson, Ross D. — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Roy — of Florida. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 8th District, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Thompson, Roy F. — of Altoona, Blair County, Pa. Republican. Mayor of Altoona, Pa., 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Thompson, Ruel S. — of East Haven, New Haven County, Conn. First selectman of East Haven, Connecticut, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Rufus — of Albany, Linn County, Ore. Postmaster at Albany, Ore., 1889. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Rufus E. — U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1978-82. Still living as of 1982.
  Thompson, Russell — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972 (alternate). Still living as of 1972.
  Thompson, Russell W. — of Levittown, Bucks County, Pa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Ruth (1887-1970) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich.; Whitehall, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Mich., September 15, 1887. Republican. Muskegon County Register of Probate, 1905-25; probate judge in Michigan, 1925-36; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1939-40; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1951-57; defeated in primary, 1956. Female. Congregationalist or Methodist. First woman to represent Michigan in Congress; first woman to serve in the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Died in Plainwell Sanatorium, Plainwell, Allegan County, Mich., April 5, 1970 (age 82 years, 202 days). Interment at Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Tom Thompson and Brita (Nelson) Thompson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thompson, Ruth — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1956 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Thompson, Ruth C. — of Melrose, Middlesex County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Thompson, Ruth H. See Ruth Hassell Thompson
  Thompson, Ruth Hassell — also known as Ruth H. Thompson — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Member of New York state senate 36th District; elected 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004, 2008; Working Families candidate for mayor of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 2015. Female. Still living as of 2015.
  Thompson, Ryan — of Missoula County, Mont. Republican. Candidate for Montana state house of representatives 97th District, 2010. Still living as of 2010.


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