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Fred Thompson

Fred ThompsonAKA Fred Dalton Thompson, Sr.

Born: 19-Aug-1942
Birthplace: Sheffield, AL [1]

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight [3]
Occupation: Actor, Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Actor turned Senator from Tennessee


[1] Colbert County Hospital, Sheffield, AL.

[2] Ostensibly Christian, though this is largely an assumption. Thompson is not a member of any church, and does not regularly attend masses. He does occasionally attend a church when visiting his elderly mother, who lives in Tennessee. Thompson stated during an interview, "I know that I'm right with God and the people I love." Quoted in Kim Chipman, "Thompson Says He's No Churchgoer", Bloomberg, 11 September 2007.

[3] Andrew Sullivan, Atlantic Monthly Online, 28 June 2007: "Outside the extremist, activist base, regular GOP voters turn out to be relatively tolerant when it comes to sexual minorities and private sex lives. They're not well represented by their party leaders, as far as policy is concerned. This is good news for Fred Thompson. The man has had a colorful and wide-ranging sex life, as I'm sure we will soon find out." After this remark caused some confusion in the blogosphere regarding possible gayness, Sullivan clarified in a second Atlantic Monthly Online post on 12 July 2007: "All I meant was that Thompson, as a single man, had had a lot of dates with a lot of women, something that strikes me -- and a lot of Republicans as well -- as completely fine. I have never heard a single gay rumor about Thompson and never intended to be interpreted as spreading one."

Father: Fletcher Session Thompson (used-car dealer, d. 1990)
Mother: Ruth Inez Bradley
Brother: Kenny Thompson
Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey (m. 12-Sep-1959, div. 1985, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Fred Dalton Thompson, Jr. ("Tony", b. Apr-1960)
Daughter: Ruth Elizabeth Panici ("Betsy", d. 30-Jan-2004, accidental overdose)
Son: Daniel Lindsey Thompson
Girlfriend: Lorrie Morgan (country music singer, dated circa 1994)
Girlfriend: Georgette Mosbacher
Wife: Jeri Thompson (25 years younger, m. 29-Jun-2002, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Hayden Victoria (b. Oct-2003)
Son: Samuel (b. Nov-2006)

    High School: Lawrence County High School, Lawrenceburg, TN (1960)
    University: Florence State College
    University: BA Philosophy and Political Science, Memphis State University (1964)
    Law School: JD, Vanderbilt University (1967)

    US Senator, Tennessee (1994-2003)
    Congressional Staff Special Counsel, Senate Intelligence Cmte. (1982)
    Congressional Staff Special Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Cmte. (1980-81)
    Tennessee State Official Special Counsel to Gov. Lamar Alexander (1980)
    US Official Minority Counsel, Watergate Committee (1973-74)
    Assistant US Attorney (1969-72)
    American Enterprise Institute
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Libby Legal Defense Trust Advisory Committee
    National Film Preservation Foundation Board of Directors
    Partnership for Public Service Board of Governors
    Washington Legal Foundation National Board of Advisors
    Young Republicans
    Tennessee Bar Association (1967)
    Endorsement of Goldline 2010 (gold dealer)
    Watergate Scandal Senate Watergate Committee, Republican counsel
    Wedding: Rush Limbaugh and Kathryn Rogers (2010)
    Global Warming Skeptics
    Risk Factors: Lymphoma

    TELEVISION
    Law & Order: Trial by Jury DA Arthur Branch (2005-06)
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit DA Arthur Branch (2003-06)
    Law & Order DA Arthur Branch (2002-)
    Wiseguy Knox Pooley (white supremacist, 1988)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Persecuted (18-Jul-2014)
    Sinister (11-Mar-2012)
    Alleged (18-Dec-2010)
    Secretariat (8-Oct-2010) · Bull Hancock
    The Genesis Code (25-Aug-2010)
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (27-May-2007)
    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (15-Dec-2005)
    Racing Stripes (14-Jan-2005) · Sir Trenton [VOICE]
    Celsius 41.11 (1-Oct-2004) · Himself
    Evel Knievel (30-Jul-2004)
    Baby's Day Out (1-Jul-1994) · FBI Agent Grissom
    In the Line of Fire (9-Jul-1993)
    Born Yesterday (26-Mar-1993)
    Barbarians at the Gate (20-Mar-1993)
    Thunderheart (3-Apr-1992) · William Dawes
    Bed of Lies (20-Jan-1992)
    Aces: Iron Eagle III (9-Jan-1992) · Stockman
    Cape Fear (13-Nov-1991) · Tom Broadbent
    Curly Sue (25-Oct-1991) · Bernard Oxbar
    Necessary Roughness (27-Sep-1991) · Carver Purcell
    Class Action (15-Mar-1991)
    Die Hard 2 (4-Jul-1990) · Trudeau
    Days of Thunder (27-Jun-1990) · Big John
    The Hunt for Red October (2-Mar-1990) · Adm. Painter
    Fat Man and Little Boy (20-Oct-1989) · Melrose Hayden Barry
    Feds (28-Oct-1988) · Bilecki
    Unholy Matrimony (3-Oct-1988)
    No Way Out (14-Aug-1987) · Marshall
    Marie (Oct-1985) · Himself

Author of books:
At That Point in Time: The Inside Story of the Senate Watergate Committee (1975)
Teaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir of Growing Up and Second Chances (2010, memoir)


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