Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1950.
Founder, chairman Mathew J. Thompson III Consultant Engineers, Inc., Newport News, Virginia, since 1954.
Board directors, president Young Men’s Christian Association, Newport News, 1984-1993, Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center, Newport News, 1995. Member Consultant Engineers Council Virginia (president 1974-1975), American Council Consultant Engineers.
Married Glenna Rae Howser, May 31, 1952. Children: Mark Webster, Teresa Hope.