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Standish Fletcher THOMPSON

(1925- )

THOMPSON, Standish Fletcher, a Representative from Georgia; born in College Park, Fulton County, Ga., February 5, 1925; attended the public schools and Russell High School in East Point, Ga., graduated from Emory University in 1949 and from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1957; was admitted to the bar in 1958 and commenced the practice of law in East Point, Ga.; president of an insurance firm; served in the United States Army Medical Corps in 1943; served as navigator with the Air Rescue Service in the United States Army Air Corps, 1944-1946; during the Korean conflict, 1950-1953, served as pilot with the United States Air Force; elected to the Georgia general assembly as State senator from the thirty-fourth senatorial district in 1964; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate in 1972 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law in Atlanta; owns and operates a trucking company; member, Atlanta Regional Commission, 1985; is a resident of Marietta, Ga.

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

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