John Thompson (Louisiana)

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John Thompson (died 1810) was a registrar of lands in the Western District of the Territory of Orleans and judge of the Superior Court of the Territory of Orleans.[1]

Thompson came to Louisiana from Kentucky in 1805 and was charged with opening the Western District land office in Opelousas, Louisiana. On September 17, 1808, Thompson was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson to be a judge of the Superior Court of the Territory of Orleans in place of William Sprigg who had returned to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Thompson died in February 1810 in New Orleans.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Sprigg
Judge of the Superior Court of the Territory of Orleans
1808–1810
Succeeded by
Francois Xavier Martin