Congressman Bennie Thompson has a history of using his helping hand for the benefit and upbringing of farmers, serving on the Agriculture, Budget, and Small Business Committees. He is currently in the headlines for the latest announcement that the United States Department of Agriculture has been awarded a 7 million dollar multi-family housing loan that promises the development of the Southgate area, which is located in Indiana, Mississippi.
ABOUT BENNIE THOMPSON
Congressman Bennie .G. Thompson is an African-American elected official serving as the Mississippi’s Second Congressional District representative where he spent his entire life fighting against Racial inequality and discrimination and serving the people, giving his best to improve the living standards.
He was born in the state of Bolton, Mississippi with an unstable history of Racial inequality which gives him the firsthand of the Racial inequality and the discrimination directed by the people. Thompson worked and developed a reformative and realistic approach trying all in his will to overcome existing
disparities while being an unashamed champion for civil rights, equal education, and healthcare services in Mississippi. Serving his 13th term in the United States House of Representatives, he is the longest-serving African-American elected official in the State of Mississippi and the lone Democrat in the Mississippi Congressional Delegation.
BENNIE THOMPSON’S LIFE BEFORE POLITICS
Thompson was an African-American student who was a victim of racial discrimination, but Thompson fought for equal rights since his school days, he was a civil rights champion student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and that’s how he spent his school days and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Degree in 1968 from Tagalog College which is a private historically black college in Jackson, Mississippi and Thompson completed his Mater’s Degree from Jackson State University in 1972 and became a School Teacher, following the footsteps of his Mother.
During his time as a School Teacher, He educated the youth of Mississippi about Equal Rights and the importance of the same. Thus, this ignited a fire inside Thompson pushing him to be a voice for the voiceless through elected office.
POLITICAL CAREER of BENNIE Thompson
Thompson’s political career began with him serving the Board of Aldermen, Bolton, Mississippi for the period of 4 years, 1963-9173. Later he was appointed as the Mayor of the city of Bolton, Mississippi, serving from 1973-to 1979. Through his great efforts and initiatives, Thompson was elected as The Board of Supervisors of Hinds County, Mississippi, serving for the period from 1980 to 1993.
Thompson’s record of effective problem-solving and coalition-building served as a stepping stone for his political career, and he was elected by the Congress in 1993 as a Representative of Mississippi’s largest Congressional District composed of the State’s Capital city, Jackson, and The Mississippi Delta. Thompson is at present still serving as A Representative and serving his purpose for his country through his honest and effective ways of helping the needy and becoming the voice for the voiceless.
BENNIE THOMPSON’S PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP
Congressman Thompson has been living a peaceful marital life with his wife, London Johnson of Mound Byron, Mississippi, his college love. The couple has been married since 1968 and has a beautiful daughter, BendaLonne, a grandson, Thomas Gordon, and a granddaughter, Jeanna. Thompson loves gardening as well as reading philosophical novels and listening to the soothing blues.
FAQS ABOUT BENNIE THOMPSON
Ans. Bennie Thompson is currently serving as the Mississippi’s Second Congressional District representative
Ans. Bennie Thompson, daughter’s name is BendaLonne.
Ans. Thompson completed his Mater’s Degree from Jackson State University in 1972
Ans. Before joining Politics, Thompson was a School Teacher.
Ans. Thompson was appointed as the Mayor of the city of Bolton, Mississippi, serving from 1973-to 1979
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