James R. Thompson

James Robert Thompson, Jr. (Mey 8, 1936 – August 14, 2020) wis an American Republican politeecian. He wis the 37th Govrenor o Illinois frae 1977 throu 1991. He wis pairt o the 9/11 Commission.

James Thompson
Illinois Governor James R. Thompson observing Operation Haylift, July 1986 (cropped).jpg
37th Govrenor o Illinois
In office
Januar 10, 1977 – Januar 14, 1991
LieutenantDave O'Neal (1977–1981)
George Ryan (1983–1991)
Precedit biDaniel Walker
Succeedit biJames Edgar
Personal details
Born8 Mey 1936(1936-05-08)
Chicago, Illinois
Dee'd14 August 2020(2020-08-14) (aged 84)
Chicago, Illinois
Poleetical pairtyRepublican
Spoose(s)Jayne Ann Carr Thompson
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Washington University in St. Louis
Northwestern University

Thompson dee'd o cardiac arrest at a medical office in Chicago on August 14, 2020, agit 84.[1]