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Vernon W. Thomson

AKA Vernon Wallace Thomson

Born: 5-Nov-1905
Birthplace: Richland Center, WI
Died: 2-Apr-1988
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Wisconsin, 1957-59


[1] George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Father: Alva A. Thomson
Mother: Ella M. Wallace
Wife: Helen A. Davis (m. 6-Jun-1936, d. 1973, one son, two daughters)
Son: Vernon, Jr.
Daughter: Patricia
Daughter: Susan Thomson Turner

    High School: Richland Center High School, Richland Center, WI (1923)
    University:
Carroll College Wisconsin (attended 1923-25)
    University: BA, University of Wisconsin (1927)
    Law School: University of Wisconsin Law School (1932)
    Teacher: Viroqua High School (1927-29)

    US Official Federal Election Commission (1981)
    US Official Federal Election Commission (1975-79)
    US Congressman, Wisconsin 3rd (3-Jan-1961 to 31-Dec-1974, resigned)
    Governor of Wisconsin (7-Jan-1957 to 5-Jan-1959)
    Attorney General of Wisconsin (1951-57)
    Wisconsin State Assembly (1935-51)
    Mayor of Richland Center, WI (1944-51)
    Wisconsin State Official City Attorney, Richland Center (1942-44)
    Wisconsin State Official City Attorney, Richland Center (1933-37)
    Wisconsin State Official Asst. District Attorney, Richland County (1933-35)
    Civilian Conservation Corps Enrolling Officer (1933-35)
    Chi Phi Fraternity
    Freemasonry
    Order of the Coif
    Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    State Bar of Wisconsin 1932


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