Lorin A. Thompson

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Lorin A. Thompson (1902 - 1999) was a director of the Bureau of Population Economic Research at the University of Virginia which studied problems of urban development. [1][dead link]

In 1966, Thompson was appointed to serve as Chancellor of George Mason University, which at the time was considered a branch college of the University of Virginia. He would become the first president of the new university when it went independent in 1972. [2]

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Thompson moved from the midwest to Richmond, Virginia in 1940 to work for the Virginia State Planning Board. He moved to Charlottesville in 1944 to lead the Bureau, which advises state governments. In 1955, he helped write a report that predicted Virginia did not have enough spaces at public colleges and universities to accommodate the baby boom. He retired in 1973. [2]


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  1. Road to Brown: The untold Story of the Man Who Killed Jim Crow. Dir. Jim Elwood. Web. Cincinnati, Ohio: The PPS Group, 2006. http://www.kaltura.com/kwidget/wid/_419852/entry_id/1_2fofavl0
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. The Longest One-Year Appointment: Lorin A Thompson, George Mason University, retrieved June 7, 2022.
  3. Web. City And County Are Economic Unit, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 28, 1962, retrieved June 10, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. March 28, 1962 page 6.