THOMPSON, Ruth, a Representative from Michigan; born in Whitehall, Muskegon
County, Mich., September 15, 1887; attended the public schools; graduated from
Muskegon Business College, Muskegon, Mich., 1905; lawyer, private practice;
registrar of probate court of Muskegon County, Mich.; judge of probate,
Muskegon County, Mich., 1925-1937; member of the Michigan state house of
representatives, 1939-1941; Social Security Board, Washington, D.C., 1941-1942;
staff for United States Labor Department, 1942; United States Adjutant
Generals Office, 1942-1946; member and chair, Michigan state Prison Commission
for Women; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the two
succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful candidate
for renomination to the Eighty-fifth Congress in 1956; died on April 5, 1970,
in Allegan County, Mich.; interment in Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, Mich.
Bibliography Ruth Thompson in
Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction
of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History &
Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.