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William Charles Thompson, American Lawyer, educator. Bar: California 1982. National Science Foundation research grantee, Washington, 1987-1990.


Thompson, William Charles was born on March 16, 1954 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of Lewayne and Helen Bernice (Lean) Thompson.


Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1976; Juris Doctor, University of California, Berkeley, 1982; Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1984.


Staff engineer, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, 1978-1980; resident engineer, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, 1980-1981; roadmaster, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Spokane, Washington, 1981-1982; assistant division engineer, Union Pacific Railroad Company, North Platte, Nebraska, 1983-1984; division engineer, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1984-1988; director engineering research, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, since 1989; assistant manager test operations, Association of America R.R., Pueblo, Colorado, 1982-1983.


  • Achievements include patent (with other) for track fastening device.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Treasurer pack 435 Boy Scouts American, Omaha, 1990-1991, assistant scoutmaster, since 1991. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Rlwy. Engineering Association (board directors since 1995), American Roadmasters and Maintenance of Way Association, American Bridge and Building Association, Transportation Research Board (Chairman of Commission since 1992).


Married Claudia Laverne Cowan, June 21, 1980. Children: Jessica, Graham, Elliot.

Lewayne Thompson

Helen Bernice (Lean) Thompson

Claudia Laverne Cowan

Jessica Thompson

Graham Thompson

Elliot Thompson