Thompson, Bennie G., 1948-
Thompson was born on January 28, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi in 1968. In 1972, Thompson received an MS in educational administration from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. He taught in public schools from 1968-1970 and was elected mayor of Bolton, Mississippi, in 1973. Thompson has been honored among Outstanding Young Men of Mississippi by the NAACP, named among Outstanding Personalities of the South in 1971 and recognized as Politician of the Year by Jackson State University in 1973.