THOMPSON, Bennie, (1948 - )

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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 Mike Espy, and reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses (April 13, 1993-present); chair, Committee on Homeland Security (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses).