Mick Thompson

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Mick Thompson
Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 1, 1992
Governor David Walters 1992-1995
Frank Keating 1995-2003
Brad Henry 2003-2011
Mary Fallin 2011-present
Oklahoma House Majority Leader
In office
1983–1984
Oklahoma State Representative from Poteau, Oklahoma
In office
1976–1984
Personal details
Born Poteau, Oklahoma
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Northeastern State University
University of Colorado at Boulder
Occupation Banker, Politician

Mick Thompson is an American banker and politician from Oklahoma who is serving as the State Banking Commissioner for the State of Oklahoma. Thompson was initially appointed by Governor of Oklahoma David Walters in 1992, and reappointed by Governor Frank Keating in 1996 and 2000. Governor Brad Henry reappointed Thompson in 2004 and 2008. In 2012, Thompson was reappointed by Governor Mary Fallin.

Early life and career[edit]

Thompson earned his bachelor's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, his master's from Northeastern State University and also holds a graduate degree in banking from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After finishing his education, Thompson joined the Central National Bank in Poteau, Oklahoma, eventually serving as that bank's executive vice president from 1977 to 1990.

State Representative[edit]

In 1976, Thompson was elected as a Democrat to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. During his tenure as a State Representative, Thompson would chair the House Banking and Finance Committee and even serve as the House's Majority Floor Leader from 1983 to 1984, the House's third highest position. Under Thompson's tenure as chair of the banking committee, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted Oklahoma's first branch banking and multi-bank holding company laws.

After leaving the Legislature, Thompson became the President of the Oklahoma Community Banking Association from 1988 to 1990.

State Banking Department[edit]

Following the election of Democrat David Walters as Governor of Oklahoma in 1991, Thompson served as Governor Walter's Director of Communications. In September 1992, Walters appointed Thompson to serve as the Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner. As Banking Commissioner, Thompson is responsible for overseeing the State Banking Department, chairing the State Banking Board, and regulating the financial services industry in Oklahoma.

Frank Keating, Walter's successor as Governor, reappointed Thompson in 1996 and 2000. Brad Henry, Keating's successor, reappointed Thompson in 2004 and 2008.[1] Henry's successor, Governor Mary Fallin, reappointed Thompson in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Thompson resides in Edmond, Oklahoma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, Marie (2000-05-16). "Governor reappoints Thompson as state banking commissioner". The Journal Record. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Oklahoma State Representative
1977 - 1985
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner
Under Governors David Walters, Frank Keating, Brad Henry and Mary Fallin

September 1, 1992 - present
Incumbent