William Thompson

William Thompson could refer to:

Academics and scientists

* William Thompson (naturalist) (1805–1852), Irish ornithologist and botanist
* William Thompson (viticulturist), Englishman who developed the Thompson Seedless grape
*William Thompson (philosopher) (1775-1833), Irish political and philosophical writer and social reformer
* William Hepworth Thompson (1810–1886), English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
* William Irwin Thompson (born 1938), United States cultural historian, philosopher, poet, novelist, yogi
*William Oxley Thompson (1855-1933), fifth President of The Ohio State University.

Authors

* William Tappan Thompson (1812–1882), United States humorist

Military figures

* William Thompson (general) (1736–1781), Irish-born American Revolutionary War general
* William A. Thompson (1854–1925), figure in the United States Army Corps of Engineers whose name is used for the USACE's dredge for the upper Mississippi River
* William Thompson (Medal of Honor, 1950) (1927-1950), Korean War soldier and Medal of Honor recipient
* William James Thompson (1829-1891), English recipient of the Victoria Cross

Political figures

* William Thompson (1629-1692), English Member of Parliament for Scarborough
* William Thompson (Ipswich MP), (c.1676-1739) English Member of Parliament for Ipswich
* William Thompson (died 1744), English Member of Parliament for Scarborough
* William Thompson (philosopher) (1775–1833), Irish political and philosophical writer and social reformer
* William Thompson (Upper Canada) (1786–1860), political figure in Upper Canada
* William Thompson (ironmaster) (1793-1854), ironmaster and MP for Westmorland
* William Thompson (Iowa) (1813–1897), United States representative from Iowa
* William Thompson (Maori) (? - 1866), also known as Wiremu Tamihana, a prominent Maori preacher and public figure
* William Thompson (North Carolina), member of the North Carolina General Assembly of 1778 and 1779
* William Thompson (Northern Ireland politician) (born 1939), Ulster politician and former member of the British parliament
* William G. Thompson (1840–1904), two-time mayor of Detroit
* William George Thompson (1830–1911), United States representative from Iowa
* William Hale Thompson (1869–1944), corrupt mayor of Chicago from 1915–1923 and again from 1927–1931
* William Henry Thompson (1853–1937), United States senator from Nebraska
* William Howard Thompson (1871–1928), United States senator from Kansas
* William Carrington Thompson (born 1916), American politician and jurist from Virginia
* William Thompson (Northern Ireland politician) (b. 1939), Northern Ireland Ulster Unionist Party politician
* William Thompson (New York) ("fl." 2000s), New York City political figure

ports figures

* William Thompson (archer) (1848-?), United States archer who won three medals at the 1904 Summer Olympics
* William Thompson (boxer) (1811–1880), British prizefighter

Others

* William Thompson (confidence man), American criminal whose deceptions caused the term "confidence man" to be coined
* William Boyce Thompson (1869-1930), American mining engineer, financier, promoter of Western support for the revolutionary Kerensky and Bolshevik governments of Russia, philanthropist, and founder of Newmont Mining
*William Thompson (horticulturalist) (1823-1903), prominent nineteenth century horticulturalist

ee also

* Bill Thompson
* Billy Thompson
* William Thomson (disambiguation)


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