Robert J. Thompson (R), born in 1937, in West Chester, son of Joseph H. and Winifred Mayberry; Tredyffrin-Easttown High School, 1955; Pa. State University (B.A.), journalism, 1959; married Nancy Blackman; 3 children.
Chester County Commissioner; founder and executive director, Chester County Chamber of Commerce; member, Immaculata College President’s Council; board member, Chester County Hospital, United Way of Chester County, Chester County Planned Parenthood Advisory Board; elder, First Presbyterian Church Of West Chester.
Chester County Chamber Of Commerce Association Citizen of the Year, Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award.
Elected to Pa. Senate 1995; chair, Law & Justice Committee, vice-chair, State Government Committee; member, Appropriations, Intergovernmental Affairs, Labor & Industry, Local Government, Republican Policy Commission, Pa. Fire Fighters & Emergency Services Legislative Caucus, Pa. Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus; served until his death on January 28, 2006.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-22; Volume 114, December, 1999.