Joseph B. Thompson Edit Profile
Born near Sherman, Texas, Thompson attended the public schools, and was graduated from Savoy College in Fannin County, Texas, in 1890. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Purcell, Indian Territory.
For other persons named Joseph Thompson, see Joseph Thompson (disambiguation)
He moved to Ardmore, Indian Territory. Thompson married Mary Miller, and they raised two sons, James Miller Thompson and Joseph B. Thompson, Jr.
Appointed commissioner for the United States court in 1893, Thompson returned to Purcell, Indian Territory. He resigned in 1897 and moved to Pauls Valley and resumed the practice of law.
He was chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1906 and 1908, and served in the State senate from 1910 to 1914. Thompson was elected as a Democrat to the 63rd Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death. On September 18, 1919, Thompaon died of heart failure induced by Bright's disease while on a train near Martinsburg, West Virginia en route to his home at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.
He is interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.
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He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1900, 1904, and 1908, and as member of the Democratic Territorial committee from 1896 to 1904.
Married Mary Miller, September 5, 1894.