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Meldrim Thomson, Jr.

Meldrim Thomson, Jr.Born: 8-Mar-1912
Birthplace: Wilkinsburg, PA
Died: 19-Apr-2001
Location of death: Orford, NH
Cause of death: Illness [1]
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of New Hampshire, 1973-79

[1] Parkinson's Disease.

[2] Candidate in the Republican primary preceding New Hampshire gubernatorial elections of 1968 and 1970. American Independent Party gubernatorial candidate, 1970.

Wife: Gale (m. 62 years, four sons, two daughters)
Son: Peter
Son: David
Son: Thomas
Daughter: Marion Gale
Daughter: Janet
Son: Rob

    High School: Miami High School, Miami, FL (1930)
Washington and Jefferson College
    Law School: Mercer University Law School
    Law School: University of Georgia Law School (degree)

    Governor of New Hampshire (4-Jan-1973 to 4-Jan-1979)
    New Hampshire State Official School Board, Orford, NH
    New York State Official School Board, Stony Brook, NY
    Florida Bar 1936
    Manchester Union Leader Columnist
    Eagle Scout
    Heart Attack (three, 1990s)
    Stroke 1997
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

Author of books:
Live Free or Die: A Conservative Former Governor Speaks Out on Our Vanishing Freedoms (1979, politics)

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