Thompson, Huston

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Lawyer and government official.

From the description of Papers of Huston Thompson, 1908-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063823

Biographical Note

  • 1875, Nov. 1: Born, Lewisburg, Pa.
  • 1897: A.B., Princeton University, Princeton, N.Y.
  • 1899: Began law practice, Denver, Colo.
  • 1903 - 1906 : Lecturer, Denver Law School, Denver, Colo.
  • 1907 - 1909 : Assistant attorney general, Colorado
  • 1913 - 1918 : Assistant attorney general, U. S.
  • 1918 - 1924 : Member, Federal Trade Commission; chairman, 1920-1921 and1923-1924
  • 1922: LL.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1931 - 1940 : Special government assignments: government counsel in U.S. v. Appalachian Electric Power Co.; investigator of Tennessee Valley Authority
  • 1941 - 1948 : Appointed by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman as member of emergency boards investigating railroad labor disputes.
  • 1965, Feb. 17: Died, Washington, D. C.

From the guide to the Huston Thompson Papers, 1908-1965, (bulk 1936-1965), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Walworth, Arthur, 1903-. Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003 (inclusive), 1868-1994 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn William Jennings Bryan Papers, 1877-1940, (bulk 1896-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Thompson, Huston. Papers of Huston Thompson, 1908-1965. Library of Congress
creatorOf Huston Thompson Papers, 1908-1965, (bulk 1936-1965) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Victor Murdock Papers, 1824-1971, (bulk 1909-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003, 1868-1994 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn William Jennings Bryan Papers, 1877-1940, (bulk 1896-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Murdock, Victor. Victor Murdock papers, 1824-1971 (bulk 1909-1940). Library of Congress
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Bones, Helen person
correspondedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. person
correspondedWith Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955 person
correspondedWith Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 person
correspondedWith McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967 person
correspondedWith McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941 person
correspondedWith Murdock, Victor. person
correspondedWith Murdock, Victor. person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Tennessee Valley Authority. corporateBody
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
associatedWith United States. Federal Trade Commission. corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Devanter, Willis, 1859-1941 person
associatedWith Walworth, Arthur, 1903- person
correspondedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Elections
Industries
Labor disputes
Labor disputes
New Deal, 1933-1939
Securities industry
Strikes and lockouts
Occupation
Lawyers
Public officials
Activity

Person

Active 1908

Active 1965

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