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Fred Lawrence Thompson

Fred Lawrence Thompson, American civil engineer. Member Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association.

Background

  • Thompson, Fred Lawrence was born on February 1, 1872 in near Grendview, Edgar County, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Taylor and Mima J. (McDonald) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in C.E., University of Illinois, 1896.

    Career

    • Entered engineering corporations I.C. R.R. as chainman, 1896. Rodman, 1896-1899, assistant engineer, 1899-1903, roadmaster, 1903-1907, assistant engineer of bridges, 1907-1910, engineer of bridges and buildings, 1910-1913, was engineer of construction, 1913-1914, assistant chief engineer, 1914-1918, chief engineer, 1918-1925, vice president since February 1, 1925, all with I.C. R.R.

    Politics

    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

    Membership

    Member Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association. Clubs: Engineers, South Shore Country.

    Connections

    • Married Maude Nellie Martin, November 21, 1900. Children: Donna, Ruth.
    • father: Edward Taylor Thompson
    • mother: Mima J. (McDonald) Thompson
    • spouse: Maude Nellie Martin
    • children: Donna Thompson
    • Ruth Thompson
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