Melvin E. Thompson

Melvin Ernest Thompson was an American educator and politician from Millen in the U.S. state of Georgia. He served as the 71st Governor of Georgia and the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, from 1947 to 1948. Thompson was born in Millen, Georgia to Henry J. And Eva Thompson. He graduated from Emory University in 1926 and earned a Master of Arts from the University of Georgia in 1935. He also earned all of the credits for a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, but because his Adviser died, he never argued his dissertation. Thompson worked in education, first as a teacher and coach, a principal, a district superintendent, moving all the way up to assistant school superintendent for the ... more on Wikipedia

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