Fred Thompson

Freddie Dalton Thompson (1942 - 2015)

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Freddie Dalton (Fred) Thompson
Born in Sheffield, Alabama, USAmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1960s - unknown)]
Father of , [private son (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2000s - unknown)]
Died in Nashville, Tennessee, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 4 Jan 2016
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Categories: Sheffield, Alabama | Nashville, Tennessee | Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee | Lawyers | Actors | US Senators from Tennessee | Notables.

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Preceded by
Harlan Mathews
Fred Thompson
US Senator (Class 2)
from Tennessee
Seal of the US Senate
Succeeded by
Lamar Alexander


  • Parents: Ruth Inez Bradley & Fletcher Session Thompson[1]
  • Was council to the Senate Watergate Committee[2]
  • Southern Lawyer
  • Political Lobbyist
  • US Senator
  • Presidential Nominee, Republican
  • Played HIMSELF in the film Marie (1985), based on a case where he represented a wronged employee[2]
  • Played the same character in 4 iterations of the crime-drama series "Law & Order", plus a spin-off, "Conviction".[3]

"When he joined the cast of Law & Order (1990) in the fall of 2002, Thompson (District Attorney Arthur Branch) became the first serving U.S. Senator to take a regular TV acting job. His term did not end until January 2003."[3]

  • Left politics (2002) for a role in Law & Order. Left his role on Law & Order to return to politics (Republican Presidential primary, 2007). Returned to acting after failing to win a nomination.


  1. Wikipedia: Fred Thompson, accessed 5 Jan 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2015 Tributes" People (Special Edition), Time Life Books: New York, New York. 2015, p90.
  3. 3.0 3.1 IMDb: Fred Dalton Thompson (bio), accessed 5 Jan 2016.

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