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Charles Manfred Thompson

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Charles Manfred Thompson, American author, economist, lecturer. award, 1934. Served as corporal, 9th Illinois Vol. Infantry, Army of Occupation, Cuba, 1898-1899.; Member American Economics Association, American, Illinois history associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chi (president educational foundation). Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Eta Sigma (president; Member Church of Christ.; Mason. (32°).

Background

Thompson, Charles Manfred was born on November 10, 1877 in Fairfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Elisha Penny and Margaret Ross (Taber) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Illinois, 1909, A.M., 1910, Doctor of Philosophy., 1913. Student Harvard, 1910-1911. Doctor of Laws, Muskingum (O.) College, 1921.

Doctor of Letters, McKendree College, 1933.

Career

Assistant economics University of Illinois, 1912, advanced through all academic grades, now professor and dean emeritus College Commerce and Business Adminstrn Organizer Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 1919. Member Illinois War Council, 1940-1945. Chairman Illinois Postwar Planning Commission, 1943-1944.

State rubber coordinator, 1943. Illinois Ednl. Commission, 1921-1925. Chairman Veterans Tuition Appeals Board (federal), 1949-1950, Veterans Education Appeal Board (federal), since 1950.

Member Citizens’ Settlement Traction Committee Chicago, 1928-1933. President University of Illinois Foundation, 1939-1941, University of Illinois Alumni Association, 1939-1942. Received Distinguished Citizen award, 1934.

Works

  • Author: The Illinois Whigs before 1846, 1915. History of the United States, 1917. Elementary Economics, 1919.

    The Industrial State (volunteer 4 of Illinois Centennial History), 1919. Principles and Practice of Economics, 1928. High School Economics, 1932.

    Economic Development of the United States, 1938. Compiler: Governor Letter Book, 1910. Reading in Economic History of the United States, 1915.

    Editor of Economics Overtones, since 1950.

Membership

Served as corporal, 9th Illinois Vol. Infantry, Army of Occupation, Cuba, 1898-1899. Member American Economics Association, American, Illinois history associations, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chi (president educational foundation).

Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Eta Sigma (president. Member Church of Christ. Mason. (32°).; Clubs: University, Urbana, Urbana Country.

Connections

Married Ella May Brown, July 23, 1899 (died December 1950). Children: Charles Woody, Joseph Manfred.

father:
Elisha Penny Thompson

mother:
Margaret Ross (Taber) Thompson

spouse:
Ella May Brown

children:
Charles Woody Thompson

Joseph Manfred Thompson