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William Howard Thompson

Politician. Democrat. Born: October 14, 1871, Montgomery County, Indiana. Died: February 9, 1928. Served in U.S. Senate: March 4, 1913, to March 4, 1919.

William Howard Thompson

Born on October 14, 1871, in Montgomery County, Indiana, William H. Thompson arrived in Kansas when he was only nine years old. The Thompson family moved from Indiana to a Nemaha County farm in 1880, Thompson studied law under his father, and practiced in Seneca and Iola before moving to Garden City in 1905. A progressive Democrat, Thompson was involved in the national prohibition and woman suffrage movements. After a single term in the U. S. Senate, he resumed his law practice and eventually moved back to Washington, where he died February 9, 1928. He was buried in Topeka.

Entry: Thompson, William Howard

Author: Kristina Gaylord

Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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