Philip R. Thompson

Philip Rootes Thompson (March 26, 1766 – July 27, 1837) was an 18th-century and 19th-century politician and lawyer from Virginia.

Philip R. Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1807
Preceded byJohn Nicholas
Succeeded byPeterson Goodwyn
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Culpeper County
In office
1793–1796
Personal details
Born(1764-01-19)January 19, 1764
Fredericksburg, Virginia
DiedJuly 27, 1837(1837-07-27) (aged 71)
Kanawha County, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic-Republican Party
EducationCollege of William & Mary
Occupationattorney, farmer, judge

Born near Fredericksburg, Virginia, Thompson was educated by private teachers as a child. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Fairfax, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1793 to 1797 and was elected a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1800, serving from 1801 to 1807. Afterwards, Thompson continued to practice law until his death on July 27, 1837 in Kanawha County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and was interred in Coals Mouth, Virginia (now St. Albans, West Virginia).

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Philip R. Thompson (id: T000213)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Nicholas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 18th congressional district

March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Peterson Goodwyn
Preceded by
William B. Giles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807
Succeeded by
John Love