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Thomson, Vernon Wallace, 1905-1988

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Personal name headingThomson, Vernon Wallace, 1905-1988
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See alsoWisconsin. Governor (1957-1959 : Thomson)
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Associated countryUnited States
LocatedWaukesha (Wis.) Madison (Wis.) Viroqua (Wis.) Richland Center (Wis.) McLean (Va.)
Birth date1905-11-05
Death date1988-04-02
Place of birthRichland Center (Wis.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationUniversity of Wisconsin
Wisconsin. Legislature. Assembly
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States. Congress. House
Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Attorneys Mayors Governors
Found inU.S. Cong. Senate. Comm. on Rules and Administration. Federal Election commissioners, hearing ... 1975: t.p. (Vernon W. Thomson) p. 56 (b. Nov. 5, 1905, Richland Center, WI)
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress web site, viewed July 19, 2004 (Vernon Wallace Thomson, a Representative from Wisconsin; d. Apr. 2, 1988, Washington, DC)
Sharp, Nancy. American legislative leaders in the Midwest, 1911-1994, 1997: pages 225-226 (Vernon Wallace Thomson attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, he earned a B.A. from the University in Wisconsin in 1927. Was a teacher and mail carrier in Viroqua, Wisconsin, then earned an LL.B. from Wisconsin in 1932. Began a law practice in Richland Center. A Republican, Thomson was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1934 where he served eight consecutive terms. Was mayor of Richland Center. Successfully ran for state attorney general in 1950 and for governor of Wisconsin in 1956. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin in 1960, where he served for seven consecutive terms. Retired to McLean, Virginia.)
Wikipedia, viewed January 22, 2021: under “Vernon Wallace Thomson" (Served as mayor of Richland Center, Wisconsin from 1944 to 1951, a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1935 to 1951. Served as Attorney General of Wisconsin 1951-1957. Elected as governor of Wisconsin, serving January 7, 1957-January 5, 1959 and in the U.S. House of Representatives January 3, 1961-December 31, 1974.)
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