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Jerome Lafayette Thompson

Jerome Lafayette Thompson, American curator. Recipient Distinguished Service award, Art Educators of Iowa, 1993. Member of Territory Hill Society, Iowa Museum Association (president 1991-1993, board directors since 1994).

Background

  • Thompson, Jerome Lafayette was born on April 30, 1952 in Ames, Iowa, United States. Son of Louis Milton Thompson, Sr and Margaret Stromberg Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Iowa State University, 1974. Master of Arts, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1977.

    Career

    • Site administrator Territory Hill, Des Moines. History sites coordinator State History Society of Iowa, 1982—1986, museum director, 1986—2004, state curator, since 2004.

    Membership

    Member of Territory Hill Society, Iowa Museum Association (president 1991-1993, board directors since 1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tae Kwon Do, hunting, fishing, cooking, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Gretchen Lynn Mlinar, June 28, 1975. 1 child Grant Lafayette.
    • father: Louis Milton Thompson
    • mother: Margaret Stromberg Thompson
    • spouse: Gretchen Lynn Mlinar
    • child: Grant Lafayette Thompson
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    Born April 30, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Iowa State University
    • 1977
      Texas Technology University
    • 2004
      history sites coordinator, State History Society of Iowa

    Award