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John Burton Thompson

John Burton Thompson
A round-faced man with wispy, dark hair wearing a dark jacket, white shirt, and dark tie with a large knot at the neck
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by Joseph R. Underwood
Succeeded by Lazarus W. Powell
14th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
September 2, 1851 – 1853
Governor Lazarus W. Powell
Preceded by John L. Helm
Succeeded by James Greene Hardy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th district
In office
December 7, 1840 – March 3, 1843
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
Preceded by Simeon H. Anderson
Bryan Young
Succeeded by James W. Stone
James W. Stone
Personal details
Born (1810-12-14)December 14, 1810
Harrodsburg, Kentucky, US
Died January 7, 1874(1874-01-07) (aged 63)
Harrodsburg, Kentucky, US
Political party Whig, Know Nothing
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Christian
Signature J. B. Thompson

John Burton Thompson (December 14, 1810 – January 7, 1874) was a United States Representative and Senator from Kentucky.

Born near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Thompson completed preparatory studies and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Harrodsburg, becoming the Commonwealth's Attorney. He was a member of the Kentucky Senate from 1829 to 1833, and was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1835 and 1837.

Thompson was elected as a Whig to the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy in Kentucky's 5th District caused by the death of Simeon H. Anderson. He was subsequently reelected, and served in all from December 7, 1840 to March 3, 1843. After a time out of Congress, he was again elected to represent the same district, serving this time from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1851. During this time he was chairman of the [[U.S. House Committee on

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