Mayor of Macon, Georgia from 1967 to 1975. Known as "Machine Gun Ronnie."
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a meeting between the Bibb County Board of Commissioners and members of a special committee of the local branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) urging equal employment opportunities for African Americans; also Mayor Ronnie Thompson speaks to a meeting of the Optimists Club, Macon, Georgia, 1971 July 20 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a political cartoon drawn by Bill Daniels portraying Georgia governor Lester Maddox and Macon mayor Ronnie Thompson protesting school integration at the expense of a child in Georgia, 1970 February (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of parents taking their children to the Joseph Neel school following court-ordered student transfers to achieve integration in Macon, Georgia, 1970 February 16 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of reporter Jim Whipkey commenting on community race relations; also an interracial meeting between white and African American leaders following the shooting death of an African American man by a white policeman in Macon, Georgia, 1971 July 6 (News)