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James Robert Thompson, Edit Profile

also known as Jim Thompson

Governor of Illinois , Lawyer

James Robert Thompson, American Lawyer, former governor. Bar: Illinois 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Chairman Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Foundation; chairman Republican Gov's. Association, 1982, National Governor's Association, Midwest Governor's Association, Council Great Lakes Gov's., 1985. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association.

Background

Thompson,, James Robert was born on May 8, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of James Robert and Agnes Josephine (Swanson) Thompson.

Education

Student, University Illinois, Chicago, 1953-1955;student, Washington University, St. Louis, 1955-1956;Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1959.

Career

Assistant state's attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1959-1964. Associate professor law Northwestern University Law School, 1964-1969. Assistant attorney general State of Illinois, 1969-1970, chief criminal division, 1969, chief department law enforcement & public protection, 1969-1970.

1st assistant United States attorney (northern district) Illinois United States Department Justice, 1970-1971, United States attorney, 1971-1975. Counsel Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, 1975-1977, partner, since 1991, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1993—2006, chairman executive committee, 1991—2006, head governor relations practice. Governor State of Illinois, Springfield, 1977-1991.

Chairman Republican Governors Association, 1982, National Governors Association, Midwest Governors Association, Council Great Lakes Governors, 1985, President' Intelligence Oversight Board, 1989—1993. Advisory board Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1991—1993. Board governors Chicago Board Trade.

Member American Bar Association Commission on Separation of Powers & Judicial Independence, 1996—1997. Commissioner The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (The 9-11 Commission), 2002—2004. Board directors Navigant Consultant Inc., Maximus, Inc., John Bean Technologies, Inc.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.

Membership

Chairman Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Foundation. Chairman Republican Gov's. Association, 1982, National Governor's Association, Midwest Governor's Association, Council Great Lakes Gov's., 1985.

Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association.

Connections

Married Jayne Carr, 1976. 1 daughter, Samantha Jayne.

father:
James Robert Thompson

mother:
Agnes Josephine (Swanson) Thompson

spouse:
Jayne Carr

child:
Samantha Jayne Thompson,