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Pennsylvania State Senate

Robert J Thompson



Session Office Position District Party
1995 19 Republican
1996 19 Republican
1997 19 Republican
1998 19 Republican
1999 19 Republican
2000 19 Republican
2001 19 Republican
2002 19 Republican
2003 19 Republican
2004 19 Republican
2005 19 Republican
2006 19 Republican
 Counties   Chester


1937 - 2006

Early Life:

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.

Early Career:

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.

Pennsylvania Politics:

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.