Fred Dalton Thompson

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  • Birth Place: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
  • Died: November 1, 2015
  • Profession: Actor, Lawyer, Politician
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Fast Facts

  • Served from 1973 to '74 as cochief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, an experience he wrote about in his memoir, At That Point in Time.
  • Played a CIA director for his first on-screen role in the 1987 movie No Way Out.
  • Represented Tennessee as a Republican U.S. Senator from 1994 to 2003.
  • Named the 2001 Distinguished Alumnus of the Vanderbilt University Law School.
  • Joined the cast of Law & Order in 2002 as conservative DA Arthur Branch, a role he also played in the show's several spin-offs.
  • Announced his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno September 5, 2007; as a result, he had to leave Law & Order to avoid a conflict with the equal-time television rule for presidential candidates.

Awards

  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Margaret Carlson — Ex-significant Other
  • Ken Thompson — Brother
  • Samuel Thompson — Son
  • Georgette Mosbacher — Ex-significant Other
  • Ruth Thompson — Mother
  • Fred Dalton 'Tony' Thompson Jr. — Son
  • Daniel Thompson — Son
  • Jeri Kehn — Wife
  • Sarah Lindsey — Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth Thompson Panici — Daughter
  • Lorrie Morgan — Ex-significant Other
  • Fletcher Thompson — Father
  • Hayden Victoria Thompson — Daughter

College

  • Memphis State University. Memphis, Tennessee, United States (BA in Philosophy and Political Science, 1964); Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States (JD, 1967)

Details

  • Birth Place: Sheffield, Alabama, United States
  • Died: November 1, 2015
  • Profession: Actor, Lawyer, Politician

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