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Charles Manfred Thompson

Charles Manfred Thompson, American author, economist, lecturer. award, 1934. Served as corporal, 9th Illinois Vol. Infantry, Army of Occupation, Cuba, 1898-1899.; Member American Economics Association, American, Illinois history associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chi (president educational foundation). Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Eta Sigma (president; Member Church of Christ.; Mason. (32°).

Background

  • Thompson, Charles Manfred was born on November 10, 1877 in Fairfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Elisha Penny and Margaret Ross (Taber) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Illinois, 1909, A.M., 1910, Doctor of Philosophy., 1913. Student Harvard, 1910-1911. Doctor of Laws, Muskingum (O.) College, 1921.

      Doctor of Letters, McKendree College, 1933.

    Career

    • Assistant economics University of Illinois, 1912, advanced through all academic grades, now professor and dean emeritus College Commerce and Business Adminstrn Organizer Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 1919. Member Illinois War Council, 1940-1945. Chairman Illinois Postwar Planning Commission, 1943-1944.

      State rubber coordinator, 1943. Illinois Ednl. Commission, 1921-1925. Chairman Veterans Tuition Appeals Board (federal), 1949-1950, Veterans Education Appeal Board (federal), since 1950.

      Member Citizens’ Settlement Traction Committee Chicago, 1928-1933. President University of Illinois Foundation, 1939-1941, University of Illinois Alumni Association, 1939-1942. Received Distinguished Citizen award, 1934.

    Works

    • Author: The Illinois Whigs before 1846, 1915. History of the United States, 1917. Elementary Economics, 1919.

      The Industrial State (volunteer 4 of Illinois Centennial History), 1919. Principles and Practice of Economics, 1928. High School Economics, 1932.

      Economic Development of the United States, 1938. Compiler: Governor Letter Book, 1910. Reading in Economic History of the United States, 1915.

      Editor of Economics Overtones, since 1950.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served as corporal, 9th Illinois Vol. Infantry, Army of Occupation, Cuba, 1898-1899. Member American Economics Association, American, Illinois history associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chi (president educational foundation).

    Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Eta Sigma (president. Member Church of Christ. Mason. (32°).; Clubs: University, Urbana, Urbana Country.

    Connections

    • Married Ella May Brown, July 23, 1899 (died December 1950). Children: Charles Woody, Joseph Manfred.
    • father: Elisha Penny Thompson
    • mother: Margaret Ross (Taber) Thompson
    • spouse: Ella May Brown
    • children: Charles Woody Thompson
    • Joseph Manfred Thompson
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    Born November 10, 1877
    Died June 21, 1963
    (aged 85)
    Nationality

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