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Robert Elliott Thompson, American columnist, writer. Member standing committee Corrs. House and Senate, 1960-1962, chairman, 1961. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member White House Corresponding Association (president 1966-1967), Seattle Chamber of C. (past trustee).

Background

Thompson, Robert Elliott was born on June 28, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Robert W. and Sadie (Berry) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1949.

Career

Reporter, Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal-Gazette, 1949-1951;Reporter, INS, 1951-1958;press secretary, John F. Kennedy's re-election campaign in, Massachusetts, 1958;reporter, New York Daily News, 1959-1962;White House correspondent, Los Angeles Times, 1962-1966;chief Washington bureau, Hearst Newspapers, 1966-1968;national editor, Hearst Newspapers, 1968-1974;columnist, Hearst Newspapers, since 1978;public, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1974-1978;chief Washington bureau, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1978-1989.

Membership

Member standing committee Corrs. House and Senate, 1960-1962, chairman, 1961. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Member White House Corresponding Association (president 1966-1967), Seattle Chamber of C. (past trustee). Clubs: National Press, Cosmos, Gridiron (Washington).

Connections

Married Mary C. Mattern, February 27, 1954. Children: Robert Elliott, Monica Louise.

father:
Robert W. Thompson

mother:
Sadie (Berry) Thompson

spouse:
Mary C. Mattern

children:
Robert Elliott Thompson

Monica Louise Thompson