CLARK W. THOMPSON
Signature as a member of Congress during his sixth term
Signature: "Clark W. Thompson", 5x3 card. Typed caption: "Member of
Congress, Ninth Texas District, 1955-1957." Clark Wallace Thompson (1896-1981),
a Marine Corps veteran who served in both World Wars, was Director of
the USMC Reserves (1943-1946). He represented Texas in the US House of
Representatives from 1933 to 1935 (meeting LBJ, then merely a Congressional
aide), and again from 1947 to 1967. Thompson married Libbie Moody,
daughter of prominent Texas entrepreneur and philanthropist William Lewis Moody,
Jr., on November 16, 1918, five days after the armistice ending World War I.
Clark and Libbie Moody's home on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington D.C., was
nicknamed "the Texas Embassy", because it hosted so many social events.
(Thompson was a key mediator among the factions of the Texas Democratic
Party.) Unevenly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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