Philip Thompson (Kentucky)

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Philip Thompson (August 20, 1789 – November 25, 1836) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born on Shawnee Run, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Thompson received a limited education. He served as a lieutenant in the War of 1812. Held several local offices. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky. He moved to Owensboro, Kentucky. He served as member of the State house of representatives.

Thompson was elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825). He resumed the practice of law in Owensburg, Kentucky, where he died November 25, 1836. He was interred in the Moseley burying ground on Firth Street. He was reinterred in Rural Hill (later Elmwood) Cemetery in 1856.

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