THOMPSON, Standish Fletcher

THOMPSON, Standish Fletcher
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1925–

Biography

THOMPSON, Standish Fletcher, a Representative from Georgia; born in College Park, Fulton County, Ga., February 5, 1925; attended the public schools and Russell High School in East Point, Ga., graduated from Emory University in 1949 and from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1957; was admitted to the bar in 1958 and commenced the practice of law in East Point, Ga.; president of an insurance firm; served in the United States Army Medical Corps in 1943; served as navigator with the Air Rescue Service in the United States Army Air Corps, 1944-1946; during the Korean conflict, 1950-1953, served as pilot with the United States Air Force; elected to the Georgia general assembly as State senator from the thirty-fourth senatorial district in 1964; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate in 1972 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law in Atlanta; owns and operates a trucking company; member, Atlanta Regional Commission, 1985; is a resident of Marietta, Ga.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Georgia Libraries
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Athens, GA
Papers: 1967-1971, 84.75 linear feet. The papers of S. Fletcher Thompson document his congressional career, including material related to the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Era, and Republican Party politics. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the John James Flynt, Jr. Papers, Series III: General, 1954-1978, 301 boxes. Persons represented include Fletcher Thompson. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Oral History: In the Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, 2006-2010, 149 video interviews. The collection includes an interview with Fletcher Thompson conducted on April 6, 2009: http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/russell/view?docId=ead/rogp.xml#ref805.85.

Emory University Libraries
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In the Georgia Political Leaders Autographs Collection, 1782-1940, 0.25 linear foot. Correspondents include Fletcher Thompson. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Oral History: In the Sam Nunn Oral History Collection, 1996-1997, 2 linear feet. The collection includes an oral history interview with Fletcher Thompson conducted on July 10, 1996. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

University of West Georgia
Georgia's Political Heritage Program, Ingram Library

Carrollton, GA
Oral History: 2 tapes.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Fletcher Thompson, Republican Representative from Georgia. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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