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James R. Thompson

Lawyer, Politician
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Net worth 2018: $27 Thousand
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Country: United States
BirthDay: 8 May 1936
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.69 m
Education: University of Illinois, Washington University, Northwestern University

James R. Thompson was bornon 8 May 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, American, is Lawyer, Politician. James R. Thompson was among the foremost crusaders against organized crime in Chicago. Working as a federal prosecutor, he convicted many prominent and powerful politicians of Illinois for corruption. These cases generated a lot of attention and formed the foundation for Thompson’s candidacy as ‘Governor of Illinois’. Such was his reputation that he won the elections by garnering a record number of votes. During his tenure, Thompson handled effectively the finances of Illinois at a time when the entire country’s economy was going through a difficult phase. His effective campaigns, where he used his witty and charismatic personality to full extent, were vital for the Republican Party to win in Illinois. After serving as Governor for a staggering fourteen years, Thompson quit politics and returned to his career of an advocate and joined a law firm. He always held high positions in the firm, which handled cases of both state and national importance. His standing as a successful politician and legal officer was reaffirmed as he was on an elite panel of ten people chosen to the ‘9/11 commission’. Not the one to sit back and rest, he continues to be involved in various organizations in diverse fields, providing his skills to further various important causes.


$27 Thousand


In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on USA, he was appointed to the 9/11 Commission in 2002


In 1991, he left politics and joined a Chicago law firm called ‘Winston & Strawn LLP’


Bush appointed Thompson as the Chairman of the ‘President’s Intelligence Oversight Board’ in 1989


S’ when he was just eleven years old and wrote in his high school yearbook, ‘1984, President of the U


In the 1976 elections, he defeated Democratic candidate Michael Howlett by a comfortable margin, securing about 65 percent of the votes


In 1975, Thompson quit his job and became a counsel with a law firm in Chicago


He was appointed by President Nixon as an ‘Assistant Attorney General’ in 1969, following which he fought over 200 cases in the ‘Illinois Supreme Court’


In 1964, he joined ‘Northwestern University’ as an ‘Associate Professor’ of criminal law and taught at the University for five years


He next studied at the ‘Northwestern University Law School’ and got his Juris Doctor Degree in 1959


In 1953, after graduating from high school, Thompson enrolled at the ‘University of Illinois’ in Chicago for his pre-law studies

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