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Thompson, Charles Howard, 1870-1933



  • Existence: 1870 - 1933

Charles Howard Thompson was born on February 4, 1870 in Brattleboro, Vermont. Interested in politics and business he served as teller at the Vermont National Bank from 1885-1893, president and manager of independent water powers including Vermont Quebec and Power Corporation, bailiff, member of the school board, and mayor and chairman of the Board of Auditors in Brattleboro. He also owned and operated ranch properties in the Southwest from 1903-1913 and was an elected trustee of the Colored Industrial College of Southern Pines, North Carolina and of the Boston Sunday Commons. As a member of the Progressive National Executive Committee (1912-1916), the Massachusetts Roosevelt Committee, and as the New England manager and chairman of the Progressive Party Executive Committee, he worked and corresponded with many prominent people including future presidents. In 1916, he also ran in the Vermont primary for lieutenant governor under the banner of the National Progressive Party. Thompson died in 1933.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles Thompson papers

Identifier: MS-872
Overview Charles Howard Thompson (1870-1933), business man and politician. The collection contains political correspondence relating to his work with the National Progressive Party as well as material related to his wife Ruth Noyes Thompson and his daughter Leila Elizabeth Thompson.