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curator

Jerome Lafayette Thompson, American curator. Recipient Distinguished Service award, Art Educators of Iowa, 1993. Member of Territory Hill Society, Iowa Museum Association (president 1991-1993, board directors since 1994).

Background

Thompson, Jerome Lafayette was born on April 30, 1952 in Ames, Iowa, United States. Son of Louis Milton Thompson, Sr and Margaret Stromberg Thompson.

Education

Bachelor, Iowa State University, 1974. Master of Arts, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1977.

Career

Site administrator Territory Hill, Des Moines. History sites coordinator State History Society of Iowa, 1982—1986, museum director, 1986—2004, state curator, since 2004.

Membership

Member of Territory Hill Society, Iowa Museum Association (president 1991-1993, board directors since 1994).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tae Kwon Do, hunting, fishing, cooking, travel.

Connections

Married Gretchen Lynn Mlinar, June 28, 1975. 1 child Grant Lafayette.

father:
Louis Milton Thompson

mother:
Margaret Stromberg Thompson

spouse:
Gretchen Lynn Mlinar

child:
Grant Lafayette Thompson