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Fred Lawrence Thompson

civil engineer

Fred Lawrence Thompson, American civil engineer. Member Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association.

Background

Thompson, Fred Lawrence was born on February 1, 1872 in near Grendview, Edgar County, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Taylor and Mima J. (McDonald) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in C.E., University of Illinois, 1896.

Career

Entered engineering corporations I.C. R.R. as chainman, 1896. Rodman, 1896-1899, assistant engineer, 1899-1903, roadmaster, 1903-1907, assistant engineer of bridges, 1907-1910, engineer of bridges and buildings, 1910-1913, was engineer of construction, 1913-1914, assistant chief engineer, 1914-1918, chief engineer, 1918-1925, vice president since February 1, 1925, all with I.C. R.R.

Religion

It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

Views

Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

Membership

Member Western Society Engineers, American Railway Engineering Association. Clubs: Engineers, South Shore Country.

Connections

Married Maude Nellie Martin, November 21, 1900. Children: Donna, Ruth.

father:
Edward Taylor Thompson

mother:
Mima J. (McDonald) Thompson

spouse:
Maude Nellie Martin

children:
Donna Thompson

Ruth Thompson