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Alexander McDonald Thomson

Alexander McDonald Thomson (May 20, 1822 – June 9, 1898) was speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Thomson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1822 to immigrants from Scotland and Holland.[1][2] His family moved to Ohio when he was a child.[1] He moved to Hartford, Wisconsin in 1848[1] and to Janesville, Wisconsin in 1864. From 1870 to 1873, he was editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel. Thomson also authored A Political History of Wisconsin.[3] He died in Milwaukee in 1898.[1]

Political career

Thomson was speaker of the Assembly from 1868 to 1869. In addition, he was sergeant at arms of the Assembly from 1864 to 1870. He was a Republican.


  1. ^ a b c d "A. M. Thompson Is Dead". The Weekly Wisconsin. June 18, 1898. p. 4. Retrieved September 17, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Thomson, Alexander McDonald 1822 - 1898". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  3. ^ A political history of Wisconsin. Google. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 

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