Party affiliation: Republican
August 1965); 1 son, Cyrus Thompson. File clerk Cleveland Trust Company, 1929. Admitted to Iowa State bar, 1929, and practiced in Eldon, 1929-1930.
Assistant professor political science Pennsylvania State College, 1930-1934. Editor Tax Service, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York City, 1934-1937, managing editor, 1937-1938, educational director 1938-1939. Salesman, Des Moines, Iowa, 1939-1941, midwest manager, 1941-1942, assistant vice president Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1945-1956.
Public Iowa Today magazine, 1939. Associate professor economics, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1946, executive vice president, 1946-1947, acting president, 1947-1948, president, 1948-1954. President College Idaho, 1954-1964.
Director development Center for Study Democratic Institutions, since 1964. Entered United States Army Air Corps, April 1943, discharge as sergeant, 1945.
Born October 14, 1906