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construction and development company executive

Peter Russell Thompson, American Born: New York City, December 12, 1921Retired construction and development company executive ( ind: manufacturing, Retired)retired construction and development company executive. Decorated Air medal; recipient Man of Year awards Piqua Junior Chamber of Commerce, Piqua Chamber of Commerce.


Thompson, Peter Russell was born on December 12, 1921 in New York City. Son of Alfred Peter and Edythe Morris (Helfenstein) Swoyer.


Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Yale University, 1947.


Engineer Gulf Oil Corporation, New York City, 1947—1949, Gilbane Building Company, Providence, 1949—1952. Sales engineer Masonite Corporation, 1952—1953. Regional sales manager National Homes Corporation, Lafayette, 1953—1958.

Executive vice president Inland Homes Corporation, Piqua, Ohio, 1958—1961. Chief executive officer, president Mid-Continent Properties, Inc., 1962—1986. Chairman Piqua Planning Commission, 1967—1974.

Member Ohio Housing Development Board, 1971—1974. Member advisory committee on truth in lending to Board Governors Federal Reserve System, 1971—1976. Board directors 5th 3rd Bank of Miami Valley, N.A., 1972—1991.

Owner Happy Chance Farm, since 1989. Member Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners, since 1993. Lieutenant United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.


Trustee Miami Valley Health Systems Agency, 1980, Upper Valley Medical Centers, Dettmer Hospital, Piqua Memorial Medical Center, Stouder Hospital, UVMC Foundation, Dittmer Hospital Foundation, Med-Terra, Inc., UVMC Nursing Care, Inc. Trustee, past board directors Piqua Young Men’s Christian Association. Past president, board directors Piqua United Fund.

Member of Piqua Chamber of Commerce (past president, past director), Ohio Home Builders Association (trustee, past president), National Association Home Builders (director 1965-1978), Miami County Home Builders Association (life. Director, past president), Yale of Dayton Club, Rotary Club (past president, past director), Piqua Country Club, Phi Gamma Delta (graduate Dayton chapter).


Married Elizabeth Smith Park, October 23, 1948 (deceased 1971). Children: Sharon F., Peter Russell, Elizabeth Park. Married Elizabeth Ann Edwards, January 28, 1973.

Alfred Peter Swoyer

Edythe Morris (Helfenstein) Swoyer

Elizabeth Smith Park

Elizabeth Ann Edwards

Sharon F. Thompson

Peter Russell Thompson

Elizabeth Park Thompson