House 1883-86 (District 2); Senate 1895-98 (District 2); Senate 1899-1906 (District 5)
Party when first elected: Republican
Fillmore County Common Schools; Elementary School; Studied Law; Office of Judge H.R. Wells, Preston, Minnesota; Admitted to Practice, 1881
Single (when first elected); Anna Thompson (married on December 16, 1884)
Two children: Victor C. and Inez (both born while he was in office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of Norwegian ancestry."Mr. Thompson has always been a Republican." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 383)He was a member of the Masons and a Knights Templar.