Ronald L. Thompson

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Ronald L. Thompson
Member of the Pennsylvania Legislature
from the 15th district
In office
1955–1966
Member of the Pennsylvania Legislature
from the 12th district
In office
1941–1942; 1949–1955
Personal details
Born (1899-08-19)August 19, 1899
Shamokin, Pennsylvania
Died June 19, 1986(1986-06-19) (aged 86)
Clearwater, Florida
Political party Republican
Military service
Service/branch
Battles/wars

Ronald L. "Ron" Thompson (August 19, 1899 – June 19, 1986) was an American politician from Pennsylvania.[1]

Biography

Ronald L. Thompson was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on August 19, 1899. He served in the United States Army during World War I and in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. While living in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Thompson, a Republican, served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1941 to 1942 and again from 1949 to 1966.[2][1][3]

Personal life

Thompson married Elsie Calvert (April 5, 1899 – March 21, 2013) in 1921, and they remained married until his death 65 years later. Elsie Thompson would later become well known in her own right, as the second-oldest living American for three months (at the age of 113) in early 2013.[4] He died on June 19, 1986, in Clearwater, Florida, aged 86.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Thompson, O to R". politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "House Members "T"". staffweb.wilkes.edu. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "RONALD L. THOMPSON". Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  4. ^ Davis, Brittany Alana (2013-04-01). "Elsie Thompson, country's oldest person, dies in Clearwater". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 

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