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Jill Lynette Long Thompson

Jill Lynette Long Thompson, federal agency administrator, former United States Representative from Indiana. Councilwoman City of Valparaiso, Indiana, 1984-1986; chair Congressional Rural Congress. Fellow: Institute of Politics.

Background

  • Thompson, Jill Lynette Long was born on July 15, 1952 in Warsaw, Indiana, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Valparaiso University, 1974. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant instructor, lecturer Indiana University, Bloomington, 1977—1980. Assistant professor Valparaiso University, 1981—1988. Management consultant Campbell & Pryor, 1985-1986.

      Member United States Congress from 4th Indiana District, 1989-1995. Under secretary for rural development United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1995—2001. Chief Executive Officer National Center for Food & Agricultural Policy, 2003—2008.

      Board member Farm Credit Administration, since 2010. Board directors Farm Credit Systems Insurance Corporation (FCSIC), since 2010. Adjunct professor Indiana U.-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 1987-1989.

      Manchester College, 2002-2003 assistant professor Valparaiso University.

    Politics

    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Views

    The very idea that one gender is superior to another should be rejected as well as the erroneous notion that members of one gender may receive love, power, and esteem only at the expense of another.

    Membership

    Councilwoman City of Valparaiso, Indiana, 1984-1986. Chair Congressional Rural Congress. Fellow: Institute of Politics.

    Connections

    • Married Don Thompson, 1995.
    Jill Lynette Long Thompson
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    Born July 15, 1952
    (age 65)