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  Thomson, Jr., Meldrim "Mel"
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NameMeldrim "Mel" Thomson, Jr.
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Orford, New Hampshire , United States
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Born March 08, 1912
Died April 19, 2001 (89 years)
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Mar 12, 2005 08:31pm
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InfoMELDRIM THOMSON JR. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 8, 1912. He attended the University of Miami, the University of Miami Law School, Mercer University and the University of Georgia, receiving a LL.B. from the latter. Thomson started a legal textbook publishing firm on Long Island, New York. In search of quiet, he moved his family of five children to Orford, where he founded Equity Publishing Corp. As governor from 1973-1979, serving three two-year terms, he drew devoted support from ultraconservatives with positions that included suggesting nuclear weapons for the state National Guard. He once called Martin Luther King "a man of immoral character whose frequent association with leading agents of communism is well-established." But he also drew votes for his strong antitax stance -- to this day, the state has neither an income tax nor a sales tax -- and for his philosophy of independence from federal influence. Thomson is a former member and chairman of both the Stony Brook, Long Island; and Orford, New Hampshire, school boards. He was a member of the New Hampshire constitutional convention in 1964. Thomson also co-founded Taxfighters, Incorporated, and the Public School Association. Thomson has taught political science at the University of Georgia. Governor Thomson passed away from Parkinson's disease and heart problems on April 19, 2001.

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12/00/1976-12/00/1976 American Research Group 46.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)

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Apr 20, 2001 08:00pm Obituary Ex-N.H. Gov., Meldrim Thomson, dies at age 89  Article User 13 

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  11/02/1982 NH Governor Lost 1.69% (-49.76%)
  11/04/1980 NH Governor Lost 40.67% (-18.29%)
  09/09/1980 NH Governor - R Primary Won 56.20% (+15.67%)
  09/09/1980 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 2.50% (-76.26%)
  11/07/1978 NH Governor Lost 45.43% (-3.96%)
  09/12/1978 NH Governor - R Primary Won 59.33% (+22.09%)
  11/02/1976 NH Governor Won 57.66% (+15.34%)
  09/14/1976 NH Governor - R Primary Won 64.63% (+32.02%)
  09/14/1976 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 2.40% (-37.88%)
  11/05/1974 NH Governor Won 51.15% (+2.36%)
  09/10/1974 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 2.43% (-34.12%)
  09/10/1974 NH Governor - R Primary Won 54.73% (+11.54%)
  11/07/1972 NH Governor Won 41.38% (+2.35%)
  09/12/1972 NH Governor - R Primary Won 47.89% (+2.59%)
  09/12/1972 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 1.90% (-59.48%)
  11/03/1970 NH Governor Lost 9.91% (-36.08%)
  09/08/1970 NH Governor - R Primary Lost 48.22% (-2.65%)
  09/10/1968 NH Governor - R Primary Lost 29.47% (-4.65%)
  09/10/1968 NH Governor - D Primary Lost 1.08% (-31.60%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NH US President - R Primary - Feb 16, 1988 R Pat Robertson
NH US President - R Primary - Feb 24, 1976 R Ronald Reagan
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 R Ronald Reagan