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Anne Marie Thompson

Anne Marie Thompson, American newspaper publisher. Nominee Colorado Community Journalism Hall of Fame, 1981; named Colorado Woman of Achievement in Journalism, 1959, Colorado Business Person of Year; named one of Future Business Leaders of America, 1981; recipient Community Service award, Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce, 1975.


  • Thompson, Anne Marie was born on February 7, 1920 in Des Moines. Daughter of George Horace and Esther Mayer Sheely.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Iowa, 1940. Postgraduate, University Colorado, 1971.


    • Co-public Baca County Banner, Springfield, Colorado, 1951—1954, Rocky Ford Daily Gazette, 1954—1982, public, from 1982.


    • Editor: Toastmasters, 1983-1994.


    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

    Denomination: Methodist


    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


    Chairman Colorado advisory committee Small Business Administration, 1979—1981. Member Otero Junior College Council, 1987—1993, Colorado House of Representatives, 1957—1961. Colorado presidential elector, 1972.

    Member of Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Colorado Press Women, Colorado Press Association (director 1981-1983, Golden Make-Up award 1991), National Newspaper Association (Emma C. McKinney award 1984), National Federation Press Women 1971-1981, Business and Professional Women's Club.


    • Married J. Ross Thompson, July 31, 1949. Children: Annette McCracken, James Ross.
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    Born February 7, 1920
    Died August 25, 2006
    (aged 86)
    • 1940
      University Iowa
    • 1971
      University Colorado
    • 1951 - 1954
      Co-public Baca County Banner
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1954 - 1982
      Co-public Baca County Banner