Fulton Thompson, a member of the law firm of Thompson & Harvey, has been engaged in practice in Racine since January, 1901, and entered upon his present partnership relation in 1906. He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1871, a son of John and Mary Jane (Kirk) Thompson, the former a native of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the latter of Cecil County. Maryland. They were farming people and both have passed away.
Fulton Thompson supplemented a public school education by four years’ study in the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he was graduated from the law department with the class of 1900. For a brief period he practiced in Omaha, Nebraska, but in January, 1901, came to Racine, where he has since followed his profession. Although advancement at the bar is proverbially slow, he has made steady progress and since 1906 has enjoyed a good client-age as a member of the firm of Thompson & Harvey, his partner being Richard G. Harvey. In 1906 he was elected district attorney and filled the position continuously until 1915, his re-election being proof of the capability which he displayed and the fidelity which he manifested in the discharge of his duties.
On the 20th of August, 1908, Mr. Thompson was married to Miss Elizabeth Clancy, of Racine, a daughter of Martin and Julia Clancy, and their children are Mary and John.