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Richard W. Thompson Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: June 09, 1809 in Culpeper County, Virginia
Died: February 09, 1900 in Terre Haute, Indiana
RICHARD WIGGINGTON THOMPSON served as a Whig representing Indiana in Congress (1841-1843, 1847-1849) and as Hayes' Secretary of the Navy (1877-1880). He declined three presidential appointments: U.S. Minister to Austria (Taylor), Recorder of the General Land Office (Fillmore) and Judge of the Court of Claims (Lincoln). He had formerly been Commander of Camp Thompson, Indiana and a Provost Marshal (1861-1865).

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