Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
THOMPSON, Clark Wallace (1896-1981)

THOMPSON, CLARK WALLACE, a Representative from Texas; born in La Crosse, Wis., August 6, 1896; moved to Oregon in 1901 with his parents, who settled in Cascade Locks; attended the common schools and the University of Oregon at Eugene; United States Marine Corps, First World War, 1917-1918; United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1918-1940 and 1942-1946; United States Marine Corps, Second World War, 1940-1942; insurance business; business owner; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Clay Stone Briggs (June 24, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination to the Seventy-fourth Congress in 1934; resumed activities as a public relations counsel; delegate to the Texas State Democratic convention, 1936; public relations counsel; elected to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Joseph J. Mansfield, and reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (August 23, 1947-December 30, 1966); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; business executive; died on December 16, 1981, in Galveston, Tex.; interment in Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

Georgetown University Library
Washington, DC
Papers: 1906-1966, 5.75 linear feet.
Congressional papers and photographs relating to the Panama Canal. A finding aid is available in the library.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Libbie Moody Thompson papers, 1912-1980, approximately 6 feet.
Correspondence, appointment books, guest lists, invitations, memoranda, awards, certificates, scrapbooks, greeting cards, programs, pamphlets, clippings, and photos, relating to Thompson's activities as wife of Texas congressman Clark Wallace Thompson, and as a Washington, D.C., hostess and social figure.

Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.


Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: Interviewed with Mrs. Libby Moody Thompson. October 10, 1968. 35 pages.
Description in library.


Rosenberg Library
Galveston, TX
Papers: In the Libby Moody Thompson Papers, 1912-1980, approximately 8 feet.
The papers of Libby Thompson contain correspondence, appointment books, guest lists, invitations, memoranda, awards, certificates, scrapbooks, greeting cards, programs, pamphlets, clippings, and photos, relating to her activities as wife of Texas congressman Clark Wallace Thompson, and as a hostess and social figure.

Oral History: 1977-1978. With Libby Moody Thompson and Clark W. Thompson. 30 pages.