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Philip THOMPSON

(1789-1836)

THOMPSON, Philip, a Representative from Kentucky; born on Shawnee Run, near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., August 20, 1789; received a limited education; served as a lieutenant in the War of 1812; held several local offices; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hartford, Ohio County, Ky.; moved to Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); resumed the practice of law in Owensburg, Ky., where he died November 25, 1836; interment in the Moseley burying ground on Firth Street; reinterment in Rural Hill (later Elmwood) Cemetery in 1856.

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

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