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News service executive

Martin Christian Thompson, American News service executive. Member Beta Rho Tau, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Thompson, Martin Christian was born on October 25, 1938 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Son of Ross Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Pierce) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor in Communications, University Washington, 1960.

Career

Newsman, Station KEDO, Longview, Washington, 1960-1961;news director, Station KREW, Sunnyside, Washington, 1961-1966;newsman, Associated Press, Seattle, 1966-1968;correspondent, Associated Press, Reno, Nevada, 1968-1970;newsman, Associated Press, San Francisco, 1970-1972;news editor, Associated Press, 1972-1975;chief of bureau, Associated Press, San Francisco, 1975-1986;chief of bureau, Associated Press, Los Angeles, 1986-1988;managing editor, Associated Press, New York City, 1989-1992;director state news, Associated Press, New York City, since 1992.

Religion

Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

Politics

The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

Membership

Member Beta Rho Tau, Sigma Delta Chi.

Connections

Married Janet Ann Morrow, August 4, 1962. Children: Chris Michael, Sean Martin.

father:
Ross Kenneth Thompson

mother:
Mary Ellen (Pierce) Thompson

spouse:
Janet Ann Morrow

children:
Chris Michael Thompson

Sean Martin Thompson