Fletcher Thompson

Standish Fletcher Thompson ( born February 5, 1925 in College Park, Fulton County, Georgia ) is a former American politician. Between 1967 and 1973 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Fletcher Thompson attended the public schools of his home, including the Russell High School in East Point. During the Second World War he was in 1943 in the medical service of the U.S. Army. Thereafter he served 1944-1946 in the squadron of Army. During the Korean War he was a 1950-1953 pilot of the Air Force. By 1949, Thompson studied at Emory University. After a subsequent law studies at the Woodrow Wilson College of Law and its made ​​in 1958 admitted to the bar he began in East Point to work in his new profession. He also headed an insurance company.

Thompson joined the Republican Party. In 1964 he was elected to the Senate from Georgia. In the congressional elections of 1966, Thompson continued by the fifth electoral district of Georgia, and he on 3 January 1967, the successor of Charles Weltner in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC took. Since 1875 he was the first Republican who represented this district in Congress. After two re- election he was able to complete three legislative periods 1973 to January 3. These were determined by the events of the outgoing Vietnam War. In 1972, Thompson opted not to run again. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for election to the U.S. Senate; he lost to Democrat Sam Nunn.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Fletcher Thompson worked as a lawyer in Atlanta. He also operated a truck forwarding. Since 1985 he is a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission. He now lives at an old age in Marietta.