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John Archibald Thompson

John Archibald Thompson, American accountant, lawyer. Bar: New York 1967; Certified Public Accountants, New York. Recipient Human Relations award B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League, New York City, 1985.

Background

  • Thompson, John Archibald was born on October 8, 1934 in New York City. Son of Donald Lansing and Jean (Archibald) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Clarkson University, 1956. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1963.

    Career

    • Associate Arthur Young Company, New York City, 1956-1959. Audit partner KMG Main Hurdman, 1959-1971, administrative partner, 1971-1973, partner-in-charge, 1973-1978, Northeast regional managing partner, 1978-1980, managing partner, chief executive officer, 1980-1983, chairman, chief executive officer, 1983-1987. Executive vice chairman Peat Marwick Main & Company (merger of KMG Main Hurdman and Peat Marwick Mitchell), 1987.

      Chairman The Interim Management Company, since 1988. Board directors New York Opera Center.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1967; Certified Public Accountants, New York.

    Membership

    Board directors World Business Academy, 1981-1985, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, since 1983. Member board advisors University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1982-1987. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (executive committee Securities and Exchange Commission practice section), New York State Certified Public Accountants, National Association Accountants Clubs: Cedar Point Yacht, Fairfield Country Hunt (Westport, Connecticut).

    Economic, New York Yacht (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Elva M. Nelson, July 23, 1960. Children– Bruce, Heather.
    • father: Donald Lansing Thompson
    • mother: Jean (Archibald) Thompson
    • spouse: Elva M. Nelson
    • children: Bruce Thompson
    • Heather Thompson
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    Born October 8, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1956
      Clarkson University
    • 1963
      New York University
    • 1956 - 1959
      Associate, Arthur Young Company
    • 1973 - 1978
      audit partner, KMG Main Hurdman
    • 1987
      executive, vice chairman Peat Marwick Main & Company (merger of KMG Main Hurdman and Peat Marwick Mitchell)
    • 1988
      chairman, The Interim Management Company
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