|Image, Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th.
THOMPSON, Bennie, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Bolton, Hinds County,
Miss., January 28, 1948; B.A., Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss., 1968; M.S.,
Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss., 1972; teacher; member of the Bolton,
Miss., board of aldermen, 1969-1973; Mayor of Bolton, Miss., 1973-1979; member
of the Hinds County, Miss., board of supervisors, 1980-1993; elected as a
Democrat to the One Hundred Third Congress, by special election, to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Alphonso
Michael (Mike) Espy, and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (April
13, 1993-present); chair, Committee on Homeland Security (One Hundred Tenth and
One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).