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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1883-1884 Republican
1885-1886 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny


01/31/1850 - 02/07/1920

THOMPSON, William Emery, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, January 31, 1850 in Fredericktown, Washington County, Pa; brigadier general, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1868-1915, Spanish-American War); employed, boat yard; employed, sawmill; wagon maker (1868-1876); clerk, Recorder’s Office, Allegheny County (1876-1882); justice of the peace, Elizabeth (1880-1883); elected, burgess, Elizabeth (1881-1882); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1882 and 1884; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1886); employed, Register of Wills Office, Allegheny County; chair, McKeesport Republican Committee; secretary, board of education, McKeesport; mercantile appraiser, Allegheny County (1893); elected, controller, Allegheny County (1896-1904); died, February 7, 1920, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.