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THOMPSON, Fred Dalton, a Senator from the great state of Tennessee was born in Sheffield, Alabama, on August 19, 1942. Fred Thompson's service in the United States Senate is a continuation of a distinguished career across both the public and private arenas. 

In his first campaign for public office, Fred Thompson was elected by the people of Tennessee in 1994 to the remaining two years of an unexpired Senate term. When he was returned for a full term in 1996, he received more votes than any previous candidate for any office in Tennessee history. He won two elections in two years by more than twenty points each.

Fred Thompson Senator Thompson is a member of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance, which has jurisdiction over taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare reform, and international trade.

From this position, he has focused on reducing taxes, reforming the tax code to make it simpler and fairer, and restoring the Social Security and Medicare programs to long-term solvency.

While a strong supporter of free trade, Senator Thompson has advocated a balanced approach to trade and national security. He has pushed for an export control policy that protects our country's national security without unnecessarily burdening American industry with bureaucratic red tape. He has also proposed legislation to curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by China and other countries and to strengthen the United States' response to such activities.

Senator Thompson also serves as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the National Security Working Group, which observes and monitors executive branch negotiations with foreign governments.  Fred Thompson
In 2002, he was elected to the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, an organization that promotes improved understanding of international affairs through public and private discussion.

In 1997 Senator Thompson was elected Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, making him among the most junior senators in history to serve as Chairman of a major Senate Committee. He served as Chairman until June of 2001.

The Governmental Affairs Committee is charged with overseeing the management of the federal government. During his Chairmanship, Senator Thompson's committee actively pursued an agenda aimed at producing a smaller, more efficient, and more accountable government. Of his efforts, the Kingsport Times-News wrote, "Sen. Thompson is to be applauded for keeping a watchful eye over Washington fiscal matters. There should be more like him."

Senator Thompson held hearings on topics such as improving the federal regulatory process; reforming the IRS; exploring ways to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse; and a number of national security issues, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missile technologies. Senator Thompson also investigated and successfully enacted solutions to information management problems such as computer security.

Additionally, the committee was chosen by the Senate leadership in 1997 to conduct an investigation into alleged improper or illegal activities associated with the 1996 federal election campaigns. The Wall Street Journal's Phil Kuntz observed, "Republican Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee and his Governmental Affairs Committee have offered the public a rare peek at the underside of American politics."

Senator Thompson grew up in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and political science from Memphis State University in 1964 and his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1967, working his way through school. Two years after law school, Thompson was named an Assistant United States Attorney and at the age of 30 was appointed Minority Counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, where he served in 1973 and 1974.

Fred Thompson In 1977 Thompson took on the case of a Tennessee Parole Board chairman fired under suspicious circumstances. Thompson's work helped to expose a cash-for-clemency scheme that ultimately toppled the governor. 

The scandal became the subject of a best-selling book and later a film, Marie, in which Thompson portrayed himself. He went on to appear in 18 motion pictures, including In the Line of Fire, Die Hard II and The Hunt for Red October.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Fred Thompson maintained law offices in Nashville and Washington and served as Special Counsel to both the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He is also the author of the Watergate memoir At That Point in Time.

Senator Thompson resides in Nashville, as do his two sons, Tony and Daniel. He has five grandchildren. In June of 2002, Senator Thompson married Jeri Kehn, a political and media consultant at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand in Washington, D.C.


Thompson, Fred D. At That Point in Time: The Inside Story of the Senate Watergate Committee. New York: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., 1975.

Fred Dalton Thompson Filmography as: Actor, Self
  • 2000s
  • 1990s
  • 1980s
  1. "Law & Order" .... D.A. Arthur Branch (109 episodes, 2002-2007)

  2. ... aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
        - Murder Book (2007) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Melting Pot (2007) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Church (2007) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Talking Points (2007) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Charity Case (2007) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
          (104 more)
  3. "Conviction" .... D.A. Arthur Branch (1 episode, 2006)

  4.     - Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
  5. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" .... D.A. Arthur Branch (11 episodes, 2003-2006)

  6. ... aka Law & Order: SVU (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka Special Victims Unit (New Zealand: English title)
        - Gone (2006) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Rockabye (2005) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Starved (2005) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Goliath (2005) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Night (2005) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... D.A. Arthur Branch
          (6 more)
  7. "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" .... D.A. Arthur Branch (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

  8.     - Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Boys Will Be Boys (2005) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Day (2005) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - Blue Wall (2005) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - The Line (2005) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... D.A. Arthur Branch
          (8 more)
  9. Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005) .... Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson
  10. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" .... D.A. Arthur Branch (2 episodes, 2005)

  11. ... aka Law & Order: CI (USA: promotional abbreviation)
        - In the Wee Small Hours: Part 1 (2005) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
        - In the Wee Small Hours: Part 2 (2005) TV Episode .... D.A. Arthur Branch
  12. Last Best Chance (2005) (V) .... President Charles Ross
  13. Racing Stripes (2005) (voice) .... Sir Trenton
  14. Evel Knievel (2004) (TV) .... Jay Sarno
  15. Rachel and Andrew Jackson: A Love Story (2001) (TV) .... Voice of Andrew Jackson
  16. "Sex and the City" .... Politician on TV (1 episode, 2000)

  17.     - Politically Erect (2000) TV Episode .... Politician on TV
  18. Baby's Day Out (1994) .... FBI Agent Dale Grissom
  19. In the Line of Fire (1993) .... White House Chief of Staff Harry Sargent
  20. Born Yesterday (1993) .... Sen. Hedges
  21. Barbarians at the Gate (1993) (TV) .... Jim Robinson
  22. "Matlock" .... Gordon Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1993)

  23.     - The Juror (1993) TV Episode .... Prosecutor Mr. McGonigal
        - The Hunting Party (1989) TV Episode .... Gordon Lewis
  24. Keep the Change (1992) (TV) .... Otis
  25. Day-O (1992) (TV) .... Frank DeGeorgio
  26. Stay the Night (1992) (TV) .... Det. Malone
  27. White Sands (1992) (uncredited) .... Arms Dealer
  28. Thunderheart (1992) .... William Dawes
  29. Bed of Lies (1992) (TV) .... Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
  30. Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) .... Stockman
  31. Cape Fear (1991) .... Tom Broadbent
  32. Curly Sue (1991) .... Bernard Oxbar
  33. Necessary Roughness (1991) .... Carver Purcell
  34. Class Action (1991) .... Dr. George Getchell
  35. Flight of the Intruder (1991) (uncredited) .... Court-Martial Captain
  36. Die Hard 2 (1990) .... Trudeau

  37. ... aka Die Hard 2: Die Harder (Philippines: English title) (UK: promotional title) (USA: video box title)
  38. Days of Thunder (1990) .... Big John
  39. The Hunt for Red October (1990) .... Rear Admiral Joshua Painter - USS Enterprise
  40. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) .... Maj. Gen. Melrose Hayden Barry

  41. ... aka Shadow Makers (UK)
  42. "Roseanne" .... Keith Faber (1 episode, 1989)

  43.     - Let's Call It Quits (1989) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... Keith Faber
  44. "China Beach" .... Lt. Col. Reinhardt (1 episode, 1989)

  45.     - Twilight (1989) TV Episode .... Lt. Col. Reinhardt
  46. "Wiseguy" .... Knox Pooley (3 episodes, 1988)

  47.     - Last of the True Believers (1988) TV Episode .... Knox Pooley
        - Revenge of the Mud People (1988) TV Episode .... Knox Pooley
        - School of Hard Knox (1988) TV Episode .... Knox Pooley
  48. Feds (1988) .... Bill Bilecki
  49. Unholy Matrimony (1988) (TV) (as Fred Thompson) .... Frank Sweeny

  50. ... aka Deadly Vows (UK: video title)
  51. No Way Out (1987) .... CIA Director Marshall
  • 2000s
  • 1980s
  1. "This Week" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)

  2.     - Episode dated 2 July 2006 (2006) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... Himself
  3. "Meet the Press" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2005)

  4.     - Episode dated 24 July 2005 (2005) TV Episode (as Fmr. Sen. Fred Thompson) .... Himself
        - Episode dated 29 May 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
  5. "Hannity & Colmes" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

  6.     - Episode dated 6 July 2005 (2005) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... Himself
        - Episode dated 25 March 2004 (2004) TV Episode (as Fred Thompson) .... Himself
  7. Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die (2004) .... Himself

  8. ... aka C 41.11 (USA: short title)
  9. Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History (2003) (TV) (as Fred Thompson) .... Himself
  10. Download This (2002) .... Himself
  11. "Dennis Miller Live" .... Himself (1 episode, 2000)

  12.     - Reducing Government (2000) TV Episode .... Himself
  13. Marie (1985) .... Himself

  14. ... aka Marie: A True Story
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