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Richard Henry Thompson, American historian. Recipient publication grant President Council on Humanities Indiana University, 1990, School Liberal Arts, 1989. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1957, Germany.


Thompson, Richard Henry was born on July 31, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of Bruce Trabue and Lillian Gertrude (Oakley) Thompson.


Bachelor in Political Science, Indiana University, 1953. Master of Arts in History, Indiana University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1970.

Postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1954.


Foreign service officer Department State, Washington, 1957-1959, 61-62. Vice consul, acting consul United States Consulate, Auckland, New Zealand, 1959-1961. Graduate student/teaching assistant Indiana University, Bloomington, 1962-1964, instructor Jeffersonville, 1963-1964, 68.

Assistant professor Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1964-1965. Instructor, assistant professor Hanover (Indiana) College, 1965-1972. Private practice Bloomington, 1972-1979.

Instructor Indiana University, 1979-1981. Lecturer Indiana U.-Purdue University at Indianapolis-Columbus Center, since 1981.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Lothar Franz v. Schoenborn and the Diplomacy of the Electorate of Mainz, 1695-1700, 1973, The Wolves of Evening-Men and Wolves in XVIIIth Century France, 1991. Contributor articles and reviews to professional journals.


First lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1957, Germany.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, photography, walking, target shooting.


Married Lenore E. Sigl, May 1957 (divorced 1968). Children: Rachel, Luke, John, Martha. Married Barbara C. Barrett, June 24, 1970.

Bruce Trabue Thompson

Lillian Gertrude (Oakley) Thompson

Barbara C. Barrett

Lenore E. Sigl

Luke Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Martha Thompson

John Thompson