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Full name : James R. Thompson
Alias : James R. Thompson
Gender : Men
Country : American
Birthday : 08-05-1936
Address : Chicago, Illinois
Animals : The Rat
Zodiac : Taurus
Died :
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Mother :
Siblings :
Wife : Jayne Ann Carr Thompson
Children :
Education : University of Illinois Washington University Northwestern University
Position :
Activists : Political Leaders , Lawyers & Judges

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.

 

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