Thomas W. Thompson
|Thomas Weston Thompson|
|United States Senator
from New Hampshire
June 24, 1814 – March 4, 1817
|Preceded by||Nicholas Gilman|
|Succeeded by||David L. Morril|
March 15, 1766|
|Died||October 1, 1821
Concord, New Hampshire
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Thomas Weston Thompson (March 15, 1766 – October 1, 1821) was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Boston, he attended Dummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard University in 1786. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1791, and practiced in Salisbury, New Hampshire from 1791 to 1810. Among the younger men he mentored was Daniel Webster, who started as a law apprentice with him about 1801. Thompson was appointed postmaster of Salisbury, serving from 1798 to 1803. He served for more than two decades as a trustee of Dartmouth College, from 1801 to 1821.
In 1810, Thompson moved to Concord, New Hampshire, where he continued the practice of law. He was elected as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1807 - 1808 and again in 1813 - 1814, serving as speaker in the latter years. He was elected as a Federalist to the Ninth U.S. Congress, serving from March 4, 1805 to March 4, 1807. He was appointed state treasurer of New Hampshire from 1809 to 1811.
Thompson was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Gilman, serving from June 24, 1814, to March 4, 1817. He died in Concord in 1821; interment was in the Old North Cemetery.
- Thomas W. Thompson at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Find-A-Grave biography
|United States Senate|
|United States Senator (Class 2) from New Hampshire
Served alongside: Jeremiah Mason
David L. Morril