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THOMPSON, GEORGE (1857–1925). George Thompson, lawyer and banker, son of Burwell J. and Betty Ann (Wilkinson) Thompson, was born near Winchester, Tennessee, on November 10, 1857. He graduated from Carrick Academy of Winchester in 1877 and began the practice of law in 1880. On November 27, 1885, he married Anna Bland Baker, and they were the parents of four children. Thompson moved to Fort Worth in 1887 and in that year was appointed attorney for the Texas and Pacific Railway. He subsequently served as attorney, general attorney, and solicitor for several railroads in Texas. He was a director of the Continental National Bank and the Continental Bank and Trust Company of Fort Worth, a member of the Presbyterian church, and a Mason. He died on January 10, 1925.

Cleveland Gazette, October 23, 1886. Dallas Times Herald, August 28, 1949. Dallas Weekly Herald, January 30, October 2, 1875, April 13, 1878, April 3, 1884, September 24, October 1, 1885.
Wesley N. Laing

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