Senate of Pa.,
Corporal Alexander F. Thompson (R15) Dauphin County, 1885-1892
Corporal Alexander F. Thompson, born December 7, 1845, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of Alexander Thompson and Isabella Penman; attended, Freeburg Academy; private, Company B, 129th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Civil War, 1862-1863; corporal, Company E, 39th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, Civil War 1863; corporal, Company G, 80th Regiment, 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Civil War, 1864-1865; coal miner; proprietor, Snyder and Thompson, mercantile business; attorney, 1877-1924; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1881-1884; not a candidate for reelection, 1884; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1885-1892; died, July 23, 1924, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Cavalry United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Enlisted, September 1862, Private, Company B, 129th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, serving nine months, action, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Mud March, Chancellorsville; mustered out with company, May 18, 1863; reenlisted June 30, 1863, Corporal, Company E, 39th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Emergency Militia, Gettysburg campaign; January 20, 1864, reenlisted, third time, joining Company G, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, private; action, Atlanta, North Georgia, North Alabama, Nashville, Macon Georgia campaigns, mustered out on August 13, 1865.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House, 1881-1884.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin County, 1885-1892, committee assignments, Congressional Apportionment, Elections, Judicial General, Judicial Local, Legislative Apportionment, Mines and Mining, Public Buildings (Chairman).
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1888). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 670, 676-678, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 646.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1890). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 696, 702-704, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 670.