Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Thompson, Clark Wallace

Thompson, Clark Wallace, a Representative from Texas; born in La Crosse, Wis., August 6, 1896; moved to Oregon in 1901 with his parents, who settled in Cascade Locks; attended the common schools and the University of Oregon at Eugene; during the First World War enlisted as a private on May 25, 1917, in the United States Marine Corps; promoted to corporal on December 20, 1917, and served until honorably discharged on December 15, 1918; commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve on December 16, 1918; moved to Galveston, Tex., in 1919; engaged in the insurance business until 1920 and the retail dry goods business 1920-1931, when he engaged as a public relations counsel; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Clay Stone Briggs, serving from June 24, 1933, to January 3, 1935; was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed activities as a public relations counsel; delegate to the State Democratic convention at Austin in 1936; organized the Fifteenth Battalion, Marine Corps Reserve, in Galveston County, Tex., in 1936 and was called to active duty on November 1, 1940; served as a lieutenant colonel with the Second Marine Division in the Pacific and later returned to Marine Headquarters to head Division of Reserve; promoted to colonel on October 18, 1942, and placed on the retired list on June 1, 1946; resumed his activities as a public relations counsel; elected to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph J. Mansfield and served from August 23, 1947, to January 3, 1949. Reelected to the Eighty-first Congress.

THOMPSON, Fountain Land, a Senator from North Dakota; born near Scottsville, Macoupin County, Ill., November 18, 1854; moved to Girard, Macoupin County, Ill., in 1865; attended the grammar and high schools in Girard; studied law and was admitted to the bar, but did not engage in extensive practice; member of the board of supervisors of Macoupin County; engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1872; moved to Dakota Territory and settled on a farm near Cando, Towner County, in 1888; delegate to the first Democratic county convention that assembled after statehood and was chosen chairman; judge of Towner County Court 1890-1894; engaged in the real-estate business and banking in Cando and also in agricultural pursuits; school director; member of the Cando Board of Aldermen; mayor of Cando; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Martin N. Johnson and served from November 10, 1909, to January 31, 1910, when he resigned; resumed his former business activities in Cando, N. Dak., until his retirement in 1921; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he resided until his death on February 4, 1942; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Thompson, Clark Wallace," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1913 Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8P9JX55MJX9328.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Thompson, Clark Wallace." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1913, Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8P9JX55MJX9328.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Thompson, Clark Wallace' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1913. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L8P9JX55MJX9328.