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Term: Thomson, Vernon W. 1905

Definition:

(Rep.): Born Richland Center, Nov. 5, 1905; widower; 3 children. Attended Carroll coll. 1923-25; B.A. UW-Madison 1927, LL.B. 1932; honorary Dr. of Laws Carroll coll. 1957. Attorney; former teacher, C.C.C. enrolling officer for Richland county 1933-35. Mbr. Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi prof. law frat.; recognized for `distinguished service to the cause of soil and water conservation' 1971 by Wis. Assn. of Soil and Water Conserv. Dist., received Watchdog of the Treasury award 88th-91st congs. from Natl. Assn. Businessmen, and cited for `distinguished service' by Amer. for Consti. Action 87th-91st congs. Deleg. to Rep. Natl. Conv. 1936, 1940, 1952, 1956; pres. elector 1952, 1956; chin. State Rep. Platform Cony. 1940. Asst. dist. atty. 1933-35, city atty. 1933-37 and 1942-44, pres. Richland Center library bd. 1939-51; mayor 1944-51. Elected to Wis. Assembly 1934-48; speaker of the Assembly 1939, 1941, 1943; Rep. floor leader 1945, 1947, 1949. Elected attorney general of Wis. 1950; reelected 1952, 1954. Elected governor 1956. Elected to U.S. house of representatives 1960; reelected since 1962. Committee assignments: 93rd congress -- foreign affairs. As mbr. of subcoms. participated in study missions abroad, the Canadian-U.S. interparliamentary group, and the North Atlantic assembly parliamentary conf. Home: Richland Center 53581. (Blue Book 1973)

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Vernon W. Thomson  Papers for details.

[Source: Blue book]

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Thomson, Vernon W. 1905

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