James R. Thompson

  • Born: May 8, 1936
  • Died: August 14, 2020
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James R. Thompson

Longest-serving governor of Illinois

James R. Thompson was a Republican former governor of Illinois, who served from 1977 to 1991 and was the longest-serving governor in the state's history. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.