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Military officer , lawyer

Robert Means Thompson, American military officer, lawyer. awarded by the Emperor, Order of Rising Sun, 2d Class; awarded Order of Gustavus Vasa (Sweden). member Boston Common Council, 1876, 77, 78; member Loyal Legion from its organization and was mem.

Background

Thompson, Robert Means was born on March 2, 1849 in Corsica, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Judge John Jay Y. and Agnes McClure (Kennedy) T, and g.s. and g.g.s. of ministers of Presbyterian Church.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1868. Ensign, 1869, master, 1871, resigned, October 1871. Admitted to bar, 1872.

Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1874. Doctor of Laws, George Washington University, and Washington and Jefferson College, 1921.

Career

William Channing Gibbs, April 30, 1873. Practiced in Boston; member Boston Common Council, 1876, 77, 78. Identified with mining and smelting interests.

Became resident of New Jersey. Colonel and aide-de-camp on staff of the governor of New Jersey American organizer of Navy Athletic Association and donor of Thompson cup, played for in football contests between United States Military and Naval academics. Organizer and president New York Naval Academy Alumni Association and trustee Naval Academy Alumni Association at Annapolis.

President emeritus Navy League. Chairman American Olympic Committee at games held in Stockholm, 1912, and in Paris, 1924. 1st president, and president emeritus, American Olympic Association.

Served as president Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Pennsylvania Society of New York. Member Loyal Legion from its organization and was member of council New York Comdry. and commander Washington Commandery, later commander in chief of the Loyal Legion. Visited Japan on invitation of Japanese Government and was awarded by the Emperor, Order of Rising Sun, 2d Class.

Also awarded Order of Gustavus Vasa (Sweden). Cross of Commander Legion of Honor (France). Office: New York, New York.

Membership

Member Boston Common Council, 1876, 77, 78. Member Loyal Legion from its organization and was mem.

Connections

Married Sarah, d.

father:
Judge John Jay Y. Thompson

mother:
Agnes McClure (Kennedy) Thompson

spouse:
Sarah