|South Dakota House District 13|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Thompson earned his B.A. from Northern State University in 1967. He went on to receive his M.A. from the University of Kansas in 1973.
Thompson was an Assistant Instructor/Research Assistant for the University of Kansas from 1970 to 1974. He then worked as a University Associate in Rhetoric at the University of Illinois from 1980 to 1981. From 1990 to 1991, he was an Independent Scholar for National Endowment for the Humanities. He also worked as a Teacher at Sioux Falls Lincoln High from 1968 to 1970 and from 1974 to 2001. Thompson and his wife, Anne, have two children.
Prior to leaving the South Dakota House of Representatives, Thompson served on the following committees:
Thompson is not eligible to seek re-election because of South Dakota's term limits.
In 2008, Thompson collected $26,877 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|South Dakota Education Association||$2,000|
|South Dakota Association of Realtors||$500|
- South Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. William Thompson
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 13
| Succeeded by|
Susan Blake (D), Brian Liss (R)