James Francis Thomson
Thomson was born in Jackson County, Michigan, November 19, 1891. He was the son of James C. Thomson and Mary (Dack) Thomson. He resided in Jackson became a farmer and married Florence Elvira Sanford. Thomson was a member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County 2nd District, 1929–30; defeated in primary, 1924, 1932. He was elected Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1936–1939 and Chairman of Jackson County Republican Party, 1939–1941, 1950. He was a candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940. Thomson was Jackson County Treasurer from 1943-1962. He was a delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Jackson County 2nd District, 1961-1962. He was a Methodist and member of the Grange, the Freemasons, the Kiwanis, the Lions and the Odd Fellows. James F. Thomson died in Tompkins Township, Jackson County, Michigan on April 21, 1973.
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