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wholesale druggist

William Leland Thompson, American wholesale druggist. Member National Guard New York, 1896-1912, advancing to captain Company C, 2d Regiment; member Standing Committee Diocese of Albany.; Member of New York State History Society, American Association Museums, S.R., St. Nicholas Society, Military Order Foreign Wars.

Background

Thompson, William Leland was born on April 4, 1871 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of William Augustus and Harriette (Crosby) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1893. Doctor of Laws, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1931.

Career

With John L. Thompson Sons & Company, Troy, since 1893, treasurer, 1903, president, 1911-1954, chairman of the board, since 1954. Chairman of board National City Bank of Troy, Rensselaer Improvement Company, Community Hotel Company. 1st v.-president of the Troy Savings Bank.

Republican candidate for New York Assembly, 1897. Member Board of Education, Troy, 1906-1927 (resgined). Regent University State of New York, 1927-1951.

President Associated School Boards of New York State, 1920-1922. Former president board trustees Emma Willard School, and Russell Sage College. Former member board Troy Public Library.

Member board Tuberculosis Relief Association, Young Men’s Christian Association Former regent and vice chancellor, University State of New York.

Membership

Member National Guard New York, 1896-1912, advancing to captain Company C, 2d Regiment. Member Standing Committee Diocese of Albany. Member of New York State History Society, American Association Museums, S.R., St. Nicholas Society, Military Order Foreign Wars.

Clubs: Institute of 1770, Varsity, Hasty Pudding, Dickey and Spee clubs (Harvard).

Connections

Married Martha Groome, January 6, 1909. Children: William Leland, Martha E., Peter Schuyler.

father:
William Augustus Thompson

mother:
Harriette (Crosby) Thompson

spouse:
Martha Groome

children:
Martha E. Thompson

William Leland Thompson

Peter Schuyler Thompson