Thompson, Richard W. (Richard Wigginton), 1809-1900Alternative names
Virginia born Indiana lawyer, politician, and author who served in the Indiana legislature, 1834-1838, the U.S. Senate, 1840-1852, and briefly as Rutherford Hayes' secretary of the navy.
From the description of Memorandum : Washington, [D.C.], 1852 July 21. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35517110
Indiana school teacher and lawyer, served in the Indiana Legislature and the U.S. House and Senate. Appointed to the Indiana 5th Circuit Court by Andrew Johnson. During President Hayes' administration, Thompson served as Secretary of the Navy and after that as head of the French Panama Canal Project until he retired to Indiana.
From the description of Papers, 1847-1899 [1890-1897]. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55941337
United States Representative from Indiana, 1841-1843, 1847-1849; 27th United States Secretary of the Navy, 1877-1880.
From the description of Autograph book of Richard Thompson : some members of the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1843). (Allen County Public Library). WorldCat record id: 757519279
U.S. secretary of the navy, U.S. representative from Indiana, author, jurist, and lawyer.
From the description of Papers of Richard W. Thompson, 1842-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069583
William M. Thompson was the father of Richard W. Thompson. Richard Thompson had an active career in Indiana and national politics, serving as the state legislator from Lawrence Co. (1834-1838); provost marshal of the Terre Haute District (1861-1865); a delegate to the Whig and Republican national convention; chairman of the Know-Nothing state convention (1856); and U.S. Secretary of the Navy (1877-1880).
From the description of Letter, 1832 July 14, Culpepper Co., Va. [to] William M. Thompson, Lawrence Co., Ind. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 25230566
Indiana lawyer and politician, serving in the Indiana House and Senate, United States Congress, and as Secretary of the Navy under Hayes.
From the description of [Papers]. 1838-1899. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 11575401
American politician; U. S. Sec. of the Navy.
From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572158
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