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Paul Banks Thompson

Paul Banks Thompson, American philosophy educator. International Affairs fellow Council Foreign Relations, 1986-1987; resident fellow Resources for the Future, Washington, 1987; grantee; Rockefeller Foundation, 1987-1993, Kellogg Foundation, 1984-1987, National Science Foundation, 1988-1996, United States Department of Agriculture, 1990-1997.

Background

  • Thompson, Paul Banks was born on July 22, 1951 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Son of Richard Elliot and Joan (Banks) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Emory University, 1974. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1980.

    Career

    • Assistant professor philosophy Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1981-1987, associate professor, 1987-1992, George R. and Maria Julia Jordan professor public policy, 1990-1992, professor, 1992-1997, director Center for Biotechnology, Policy and Ethics, 1990-1997. Joyce and Edward E. Brewer Distinguished professor philosophy Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, since 1997. Consultant animal well-being Council Agricultural Science Technology, agricultural curriculum development United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1985-1989, agricultural research policy United States Agency for International Development, Washington, 1986-1988, ethics and development Office of Technology Assessment, Washington, 1988-1989.

      Member United States Agricultural Biotechnology Research Advisory Committee, 1994-1996. Fellow Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University, 1994-1995.

    Works

    • Author: 23 books. Co-author: 3 books. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: United Church of Christ

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Philosophical Association, American Political Science Association, American Agricultural Economics Association, Society Food Agriculture and Human Values (vice president 1987-1989, president 1990-1991).

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, music.

    Connections

    • Married Edith Diane Lanier, March 28, 1975. Children: Eudora Diane, Walker Lanier.
    • father: Richard Elliot Thompson
    • mother: Joan (Banks) Thompson
    • spouse: Edith Diane Lanier
    • children: Eudora Diane Thompson
    • Walker Lanier Thompson
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    Born July 22, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Emory University
    • 1979
      State University of New York
    • 1980
      State University of New York
    • 1981 - 1987
      Assistant, professor philosophy Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
      College Station, Texas, United States
    • 1997
      Joyce and Edward E. Brewer Distinguished professor, philosophy Purdue University
      Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
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