About this Famous Person
Philip B. THOMPSON
U.S. Representative from Kentucky
Source : Tim DOWLING
Born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Thompson attended the common schools and the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. During the Civil War, he entered the Confederate States Army at the age of sixteen and served throughout the war. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866, and commenced practice in Harrodsburg. He was city attorney of Harrodsburg from 1867 to 1869. In 1869, he was appointed Commonwealth attorney for the thirteenth judicial district of Kentucky. He was subsequently elected and served until 1874. He was reelected in 1874 and served until 1878, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.
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