Carmi Alderman Thompson (September 4, 1870 – June 22, 1942) was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who was Speaker of the Ohio House and Ohio Secretary of State from 1907 to 1911. He also fought in the Spanish–American War.
|30th Ohio Secretary of State|
January 14, 1907 – January 9, 1911
|Governor||Andrew L. Harris|
|Preceded by||Lewis C. Laylin|
|Succeeded by||Charles H. Graves|
|23rd Treasurer of the United States|
November 22, 1912 – March 13, 1913
|Appointed by||William Howard Taft|
|Preceded by||Lee McClung|
|Succeeded by||John Burke|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
from the Lawrence County district
January 4, 1904 – January 13, 1907
|Preceded by||Daniel B. Mauck|
|Succeeded by||A. Clark Lowry|
|Born||September 4, 1870|
Wayne County, West Virginia, U.S.
|Died||June 22, 1942 (aged 71)|
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, U.S.
|Resting place||Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Ohio State University College of Law|
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Thompson graduated from Ohio State University in 1892, and taught at the High School in Bement, Illinois for two years. He returned to Ohio State, and graduated from the law school in 1895 with a degree Bachelor of Laws. He began practice in Ironton. He was appointed, and then elected City Solicitor of Ironton from 1896 to 1903.
Thompson was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1903 and served in the 76th and 77th General Assemblies, 1904–1906. In the 77th General Assembly (1906), he was chosen Speaker of the House. In 1906, he was nominated, and then elected Secretary of State, resigned from the House, and served in 1907–1911.
During the Spanish–American War, Thompson was captain of Company I of the 7th O. U. S. V. I. He was colonel of the 7th regiment, O.N.G., from 1901 to 1906. He was commander in chief of the United Spanish War Veterans in 1926.
He was Treasurer of the United States, and after 1913, he was in the iron ore and shipping business. In 1921 he was a member of the advisory committee to the conference on limitation of armaments held at Washington, D.C. In 1926, President Calvin Coolidge appointed him special commissioner to make a survey of the economic and internal conditions of the Philippines.
- Sandles, A P; Doty, E W (eds.). The Biographical Annals of Ohio 1906–1907–1908: A Handbook of the Government and Institutions of the State of Ohio. State of Ohio.