George Thompson (Wisconsin politician)

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George Thompson
35th Wisconsin Attorney General
In office
January 7, 1963 – January 4, 1965
Governor John W. Reynolds Jr.
Preceded by John W. Reynolds, Jr.
Succeeded by Bronson La Follette
Personal details
Born July 6, 1918
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Died November 11, 1982(1982-11-11) (aged 64)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Political party Republican Party of Wisconsin
Profession Lawyer

George Thompson (July 6, 1918 – November 11, 1982) was Attorney General of Wisconsin from 1963 to 1965.

Thompson was born in Ellsworth, Wisconsin.[1] He received his public education in Hudson, Wisconsin;George Thompson attended the University of Wisconsin–River Falls 1936–37, and then St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, where he received his B.A. degree in 1940. He then attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he received an M.A. degree in 1941 and an LL.B. degree in 1947. He was a practicing attorney from 1947 until his death. A World War II veteran, he served in the United States Army 1942–45. George Thompson served as a police and fire commissioner for La Crosse, Wisconsin 1952–54, and was then elected La Crosse County, Wisconsin District Attorney 1955–1961. Thompson then taught law at Ohio Northern University and Western New England University.[1][2][3] Thompson died in a hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts from a long illness.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Thompson, George 1918. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (comp.). The Wisconsin Blue Book 1964. Madison: 1964, p. 8.
  3. ^ "Former Attorney General George Thompson". Wisconsin State Journal, November 14, 1982, section 3, p. 9.
  4. ^ "State Digest-Thompson funeral set for Monday". Wisconsin State Journal, November 13, 1982, section 3, p. 2.

External links

Legal offices
Preceded by
John W. Reynolds, Jr.
Attorney General of Wisconsin
1963–1965
Succeeded by
Bronson La Follette


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