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Encyclopedia > William Howard Thompson

William Howard Thompson (October 14, 1871 - February 9, 1928) was a United States Senator from Kansas. Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, he moved with his parents to Nemaha County, Kansas in 1880. He attended the public schools and graduated from the Seneca Normal School in 1886 and from the Lawrence Business College in 1891. He was the official court reporter of the twenty-second judicial district of Kansas from 1891 to 1894, and studied law; he was admitted to the bar in 1894, commencing practice in Seneca; he was clerk of the Kansas Court of Appeals in Topeka and practiced law from 1897 to 1901. He moved to Iola, Kansas in 1901 and continued the practice of law. He was county attorney of Allen County and moved to Garden City in 1905. From 1906 to 1913 he was judge of the thirty-second judicial district of Kansas. In 1912, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and resigned his judgeship in 1913; he served from March 4, 1913, to March 3, 1919, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the U.S. Senate in 1918. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Departments of Commerce and Labor (Sixty-third Congress) and a member of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses) and the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Sixty-fifth Congress). Image File history File links William_Howard_Thompson. ... Image File history File links William_Howard_Thompson. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq. ... Crawfordsville is a city located in Montgomery County, Indiana. ... Nemaha County (standard abbreviation: NM) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... A normal school is an institution for training teachers. ... A court reporter, stenotype reporter or stenographer is a person whose occupation is to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into written form, typically using a Stenotype to produce official transcripts of court hearings, depositions and other official proceedings. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Court of Appeals is the title of certain appellate courts in various jurisdictions. ... Iola is a city and county seat of Allen County, Kansas. ... Allen County (standard abbreviation: AL) is a county in the State of Kansas. ... Garden City is a city located in Finney County, Kansas. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ...


Thompson resumed the practice of law at Kansas City, Kansas in 1919 and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1923, and practiced law in Kansas City and Tulsa. He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1927, where he continued the practice of law, and died there in 1928. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery. Kansas City is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County; it is part of the Unified Government [1] which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Terra Cotta City[1], Oil Capital of the World Motto: Where the South Meets the West Location Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Government Country State Counties United States Oklahoma Tulsa County Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 483. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ...


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