John Thompson (1809–90)
John Thompson, Representative from New York
|Born||July 4, 1809
Rhinebeck, New York
|Died||June 1, 1890 (aged 80)
New Hamburg, New York
John Thompson (July 4, 1809 – June 1, 1890) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Born in Rhinebeck, New York, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859). He did not run for reelection in 1858, and resumed the practice of law.
Thompson was one of the first trustees of Vassar College, and served from 1861 to 1885. He was also president of the Falkill National Bank. He received honorary master of arts degrees from Union College in Schenectady, New York and Yale College.
- New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting Proceedings: Death notice, John Thompson, Volume 14, 1891, page 118
- United States Congress. "John Thompson (id: T000207)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John Thompson at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Representative of the 12th Congressional District of New York
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Charles Lewis Beale