Glenn Wesley Thompson

Judge Thompson spent a combined total of 24 years as Cochran County Judge, serving more years total than any other County Judge before or after him to date.

Entered office: January 01, 1947 | Left office: January 01, 1951

Entered office: January 01, 1959 | Left office: January 01, 1963

Entered office: January 01, 1967 | Left office: January 01, 1983
Date of birth: September 21, 1911
Date of death: October 25, 1985 in Morton, Cochran County, Texas
Place of burial: Morton Memorial Cemetery, Morton, Cochran County, Texas

Glenn Wesley Thompson was born September 21, 1911. He and his wife, Naomi, moved three miles northwest of Maple in January 1936. On the move to this area he drove a tractor for several days, pulling two trailers filled with household items. Three years later Thompson purchased land about nine miles northwest of Morton and moved to Cochran County to farm and in 1940 Thompson was elected County Commissioner Precinct 4. In 1946 Thompson was elected to the office of Cochran County Judge and the family moved to Morton in 1947. On May 20, 1977 Thompson’s wife, Naomi, passed away at the age of 68. After his first wife’s death Thompson married Mrs. Wanda Legan. Thompson was elected County Judge for a second time in 1958 and again in 1966. He served two consecutive terms, leaving office for the last time on December 31, 1982. Judge Thompson passed away on October 25, 1985 at the age of 74.

Swearing In of Cochran County Officials by Judge Glenn Thompson, January 01, 1973.

Source: Texas Sesquicentennial Texas ’ Last Frontier Cochran County 1836-1986 Volume 1. Copyright Cochran County Historical Commission written by T. J. Autry circa 1985 adapted by Mary Helen McKnight 2016
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