He was re-elected in 1968 and 1970. Thompson's success in being elected in a traditionally Democratic district that was by then 40% non-white was noted. Time magazine described him as an "unreconstructed conservative who opposes busing, liberal judges, Jane Fonda in Hanoi, Black Power and gun controls".
In 1972, Thompson ran for the U.S. Senate; he secured the Republican nomination without opposition, and faced Sam Nunn in the general election after Nunn defeated David Gambrell in a bitter Democratic primary. Thompson tried to tie Nunn to the unpopular Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern, but was faced with accusations that he had not spoken to a black audience for four years. Thompson was defeated 46% to 54%; in a simultaneous special election for the two months remaining of Richard Russell, Jr.'s term, he won 46.5% of the vote.
Fletcher Thompson acquires Fla. firm.(Fletcher Thompson Inc., Acquired with Boughton Architects, Inc., )(Brief article)
Aug 06, 2008; Fletcher Thompson recently announced its acquisition of Boughton Architects, Inc., a Naples Florida-based architectural firm. The...
Fletcher Thompson.(WHO'S WHO IN CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN)(appointment of Scott Vautrin, Lisa Madden and Samantha Basdeo )(Brief article)
Mar 11, 2009; Fletcher Thompson has announced that Scott Vautrin, AIA, LEED[R] AP, Lisa Madden, and Samantha Basdeo have joined the firm. This...