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Anthony Thompson was American corporate executive. Named Officer Most Excellent Order British Empire Her Majesty The Queen, London, 1985, Freeman City London Lord Mayor London, 1982; elected Liveryman Worshipful Company Coachmakers & Coachharness Makers, London, 1982.


Thompson, Anthony was born on April 26, 1932 in St. Olaves, England. Came to the United States, 1958.


DLC in Engineering, Loughborough University, England, 1950.


Vice president sales, Jaguar Cars, Inc., New York City, 1958-1968;vice president Jaguar division, British Leyland Motors, Leonia, New Jersey, 1968-1969;president, AMCO Industries, Chicago, 1969-1973;executive vice president, Frederick Weisman Association, Los Angeles, 1973-1975;president, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce, Beverly Hills, California, 1975-1985;executive vice president, Carriage House Motor Cars, New York City, 1985-1988;director international business, MagneTek, Inc., Los Angeles, 1988-1991;director European business, MagneTek, Inc., London and Frankfurt, 1991-1996;director government & utilities development, MagneTek, Inc., Nashville, since 1996.


Chairman British Olympic Association, Los Angeles, 1981-1984. President, chairman British/American ChofComm., Los Angeles, 1980-1984. Director Royal Oak Foundation, Los Angeles, 1976-1985, English Speaking Union, Los Angeles, 1984-1985.

Captain Royal Electronics & Mechanical Engineers, 1953-1955, Germany. Member Society Automotive Engineers, Rolls-Royce Dealer Council (chairman, president 1976-1979).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, broadcasting, steam trains, classic cars.


Son of Joseph and Elsie Caroline (Buck) T. Divorced 1985; children: Suzanne Elizabeth, Bridget Caroline.

Joseph Thompson

Elsie Caroline (Buck) Thompson

Suzanne Elizabeth Thompson

Bridget Caroline Thompson