Thomas Weston Thompson
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from New Hampshire's At-large district
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
|Preceded by||Samuel Hunt|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Meserve Durell|
| United States Senator |
from New Hampshire
June 24, 1814 –March 3, 1817
|Preceded by||Nicholas Gilman|
|Succeeded by||David L. Morril|
|Born||March 15, 1766|
|Died||October 1, 1821 55) (aged|
Concord, New Hampshire
|Resting place||Old North Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth C. Porter|
|Children||William Coombs Thompson|
Charles Edward Thompson
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Thomas Weston Thompson (March 15, 1766 –October 1, 1821) was an American attorney and Federalist politician in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. He served as a United States Representative and United States Senator during the 1800s.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district
Daniel M. Durell
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Hampshire |
Served alongside: Jeremiah Mason
David L. Morril