Tommy Thompson (Arkansas politician)

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Tommy Thompson
Member of the ArkansasHouseofRepresentatives
from the 65th [1] district
In office
January 14, 2013 January 2015
Preceded by Tracy Pennartz
Succeeded by Rick Beck
Member of the ArkansasHouseofRepresentatives
from the 60th district
In office
January 2011 January 14, 2013
Preceded by Johnny Hoyt
Succeeded by James Ratliff
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Morrilton, Arkansas
Alma mater University of Arkansas

Tommy Thompson [2] is an American politician and a Democratic former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives representing District 65 from 2013 to 2015. Thompson first served in the District 60 House seat from January 2011 until January 14, 2013.

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Arkansas House of Representatives lower house of the Arkansas General Assembly

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Education

Thompson earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture and his master's in adult education from the University of Arkansas.

Bachelors degree Undergraduate academic degree

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Agriculture Cultivation of plants and animals to provide useful products

Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least 105,000 years ago, nascent farmers began to plant them around 11,500 years ago. Pigs, sheep and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Plants were independently cultivated in at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture in the twentieth century came to dominate agricultural output, though about 2 billion people still depended on subsistence agriculture into the twenty-first.

A master's degree is an academic degree awarded by universities or colleges upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice. A master's degree normally requires previous study at the bachelor's level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course. Within the area studied, master's graduates are expected to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently.

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Republican Party (United States) political party in the United States

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Perry County, Arkansas County in the United States

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 10,445 at the 2010 United States Census. The county seat is Perryville. The county was formed on December 18, 1840, and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

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