James Francis Thomson
James Francis Thomson was an American
United States
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 from the state of Michigan
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Thomson was born in Jackson County, Michigan
Jackson County, Michigan
As of the census of 2000, there were 158,422 people, 58,168 households, and 40,833 families residing in the county. The population density was 224 people per square mile . There were 62,906 housing units at an average density of 89/sq mi...

, November 19, 1891. He was the son of James C. Thomson and Mary (Dack) Thomson. He resided in Jackson
Jackson, Michigan
Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. state of Michigan, about west of Ann Arbor and south of Lansing. It is the county seat of Jackson County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 33,534...

 became a farmer and married Florence Elvira Sanford. Thomson was a member of Michigan State House of Representatives
Michigan State House of Representatives
The Michigan House of Representatives is the lower house of the Michigan Legislature. There are 110 members, each of whom is elected from constituencies having approximately 77,000 to 91,000 residents, based on population figures from the 2000 federal U.S. Census.Members are elected in...

 from Jackson County 2nd District, 1929–30; defeated in primary, 1924, 1932. He was elected Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
Michigan Republican Party
The Michigan Republican Party is the state affiliate of the national Republican Party in Michigan. It is sometimes referred to as MIGOP, which simply means Michigan Grand Old Party....

 from 1936–1939 and Chairman of Jackson County Republican Party, 1939–1941, 1950. He was a candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
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, 1940. Thomson was Jackson County Treasurer from 1943-1962. He was a delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Jackson County 2nd District, 1961-1962. He was a Methodist and member of the Grange, the Freemasons, the Kiwanis
Kiwanis International is an international, coeducational service club founded in 1915. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Current membership is 240,000 members in 7,700 clubs in 80 nations...

, the Lions
Lions Clubs International
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 and the Odd Fellows
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows , also known as the Three Link Fraternity, is an altruistic and benevolent fraternal organization derived from the similar British Oddfellows service organizations which came into being during the 18th century, at a time when altruistic and charitable acts were...

. James F. Thomson died in Tompkins Township, Jackson County, Michigan
Tompkins Township, Michigan
Tompkins Township is a civil township of Jackson County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,758 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

on April 21, 1973.
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