George Thompson (Wisconsin politician)

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George Thompson
35th Wisconsin Attorney General
In office
January 7, 1963 – January 4, 1965
Preceded by John W. Reynolds, Jr.
Succeeded by Bronson La Follette
Personal details
Born July 6, 1918
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Died November 11, 1982
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Political party Republican Party of Wisconsin
Profession Lawyer

George Thompson (July 6, 1918 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin – November 11, 1982 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts)[1] was Attorney General of Wisconsin 1963–1965. He received his public education in Hudson, Wisconsin;George Thompson attended the University of Wisconsin–River Falls 1936–37, and then St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, where he received his B.A. degree in 1940. He then attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he received an M.A. degree in 1941 and an LL.B. degree in 1947. He was a practicing attorney from 1947 until his death. A World War II veteran, he served in the United States Army 1942–45. George Thompson served as a police and fire commissioner for La Crosse, Wisconsin 1952–54, and was then elected La Crosse County, Wisconsin District Attorney 1955–1961.[2][3]


  1. ^ 'Massachusetts Death Records Index
  2. ^ Thompson, George 1918
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1964,' Biographical Sketch of George Thompson, pg. 8