James G. Thompson (New York)

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James G. Thompson (born January 15, 1829 in Sharon, Schoharie County, New York) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and then taught school. Later he engaged in the book and stationery business in Norwich. In 1857, he married Julia Frances Foote, and they had several children.

He was Treasurer of Chenango County from 1855 to 1857; Clerk of Chenango County from 1858 to 1872; School Superintendent; and Supervisor of the Town of Norwich.

In 1873, the Republican nomination for state senator from the 23rd District (comprising Schoharie, Delaware and Chenango counties) was disputed by one candidate from each of the three counties, and Thompson was nominated on the 143rd ballot. He was elected by a majority of a single vote, and was a member of the New York State Senate (23rd D.) in 1874 and 1875. His election was unsuccessfully contested by his Democratic opponent William Yeomans Jr.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
James H. Graham
New York State Senate
23rd District

1874–1875
Succeeded by
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