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THOMPSON, John

(1809—1890)


THOMPSON, John, a Representative from New York; born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., July 4, 1809; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., and later from Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); resumed the practice of law; died in New Hamburg, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 1, 1890; interment in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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