|Name||William C. "Bill" Thompson, Jr.|
|Address||106 West 121 Street |
New York, New York , United States
|| July 10, 1953
Feb 22, 2013 08:16pm
|Info||Bill Thompson attended PS 161, Hudde Junior High School and is a graduate of Midwood High School in Brooklyn. He graduated from Tufts University and, upon his return to New York in 1974, joined the staff of a congressman, whom he eventually served as Chief of Staff. |
In 1983, Thompson was appointed Brooklyn's youngest-ever Deputy Borough President by Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden.
In 1994, Thompson was appointed to the New York City Board of Education as its Brooklyn Member and in 1996, began the first of five consecutive terms as its President. During that period, Thompson's leadership brought unprecedented educational reforms and progress. Thompson also served as a Senior Vice President for Public Finance at an investment-banking firm in the early 1990s.
Bill Thompson lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with his wife and daughter.