Joseph Bryan Thompson

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Joseph Bryan Thompson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's At-large (Seat B) district
In office
March 3, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by District abolished
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – September 18, 1919
Preceded by Scott Ferris
Succeeded by John W. Harreld
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1871-04-29)April 29, 1871
Sherman, Texas
Died September 18, 1919(1919-09-18) (aged 48)
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Mary Miller Thompson

James Miller Thompson

Joseph B. Thompson, Jr.
Alma mater Savoy College

Joseph Bryan Thompson (April 29, 1871 – September 18, 1919) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.


Born near Sherman, Texas, Thompson attended the public schools, and was graduated from Savoy College in Fannin County, Texas, in 1890. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Purcell, Indian Territory. He moved to Ardmore, Indian Territory. Thompson married Mary Miller, and they raised two sons, James Miller Thompson and Joseph B. Thompson, Jr.[1]


Appointed commissioner for the United States court in 1893, Thompson returned to Purcell, Indian Territory. He resigned in 1897 and moved to Pauls Valley and resumed the practice of law. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1900, 1904, and 1908, and as member of the Democratic Territorial committee from 1896 to 1904. He was chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1906 and 1908, and served in the State senate from 1910 to 1914.[2]

Thompson was elected as a Democrat to the 63rd Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death.[3]


On September 18, 1919, Thompson died of heart failure induced by Bright's disease while on a train near Martinsburg, West Virginia en route to his home at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He is interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Joseph Bryan Thompson". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Joseph Bryan Thompson". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joseph Bryan Thompson". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joseph Bryan Thompson". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's at-large congressional seat

Succeeded by
At-large district eliminated
Preceded by
Scott Ferris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
John W. Harreld