Owen Pierce Thompson

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Owen Pierce Thompson and Henry Thomas Rainey in 1913

Owen Pierce Thompson (February 3, 1852 - August 30, 1933) was a judge of the Seventh Judicial District of Illinois and a delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois in 1904.[1]


He was born in Morgan County, Illinois on February 3, 1852. He was the eighth and youngest child of James B. Thompson and Mary Meguier.[2]


  1. ^ "Owen P. Thompson". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois & History Of Morgan County". Munsell Publishing Company. 1906. Retrieved 2009-07-25. Judge Thompson was reared upon the farm and attended the public schools of the neighborhood. After a course of study in the State Normal School at Normal, Ill., he engaged in teaching, a vocation in which he had been engaged for a portion of the time while still a student. Five years of his life were spent in this work, and the training and discipline thereby received undoubtedly exercised a most potential influence in strengthening the characteristics which have been more or less conspicuous in his mental structure - order, self-control, a rare freedom from prejudice and a continuous desire carefully to analyze all problems which have presented themselves to him before considering their solution. Having decided upon a legal career in his youth, in 1875 he entered the Albany Law School, which was at that time regarded as one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the United States, was graduated therefrom in 1876, and admitted to the bar the same year. ...