T. Ashton Thompson

Theo Ashton Thompson ( born March 31, 1916 in Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, † July 1, 1965 in Gastonia, North Carolina ) was an American politician and represented the state of Louisiana as a deputy in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Theo Ashton Thompson attended the public school in Ville Platte. He then went on to Louisiana State University 1932-1934 ., There he completed a course in higher accounting. Based on this, he worked for the State Highway Commission as an accountant. This activity, he held 1934-1940. Later he represented Louisiana in 1942 in the National Assembly of States Parties in Chicago to create a civil defense program.

When the United States entered the Second World War, Thompson committed in the United States Army Air Forces. He served there from his service 1942-1946. He was then public officials for financial planning and financial advisor to the Parliament of Louisiana 1948-1952. Moreover, he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Employees Retirement System 1947 until 1953. Between 1950 and 1951 he was in Louisiana on behalf of the U.S. State Department to the teaching of foreign politicians involved in democratic principles.

Thompson was elected as a Democrat in the 83rd and the six succeeding Congresses. His service amounted to from 3 January 1953 until his death on July 1, 1965 due to a car accident in Gastonia, North Carolina. He was buried in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery in Ville Platte.

During his tenure, he was involved in the constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions.