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Virgil ThomsonWiki Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896 - September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic from Kansas City, Missouri.
Charles ThomsonWiki Charles Thomson (November 29, 1729 ? August 16, 1824) was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the secretary of the Continental Congress (1774?1789) throughout its existence.
William ThomsonWiki William Thomson (11 February 1819 - 25 December 1890) was an English church leader, Archbishop of York from 1862 until his death.
Tom ThomsonWiki Thomas John Thomson (August 5, 1877 ? July 8, 1917) was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century.
Elihu ThomsonWiki Elihu Thomson (March 29, 1853?? March 13, 1937) was an engineer and inventor who was instrumental in the founding of major electrical companies in the United States, United Kingdom and France.
Gabriel ThomsonWiki Gabriel Thomson (born 27 October 1986) is an English actor, best known for his role as Michael Harper in the British sitcom "My Family".
Murray ThomsonWiki Murray McCheyne Thomson (born 1922 in Honan, China) is a foundation executive.
Samuel ThomsonWiki Samuel Thomson (9 February 1769 ? 5 October 1843) was a self-taught American herbalist and founder of the alternative system of medicine known as "Thomsonian Medicine", which enjoyed wide popularity in the United States during the 19th century.
Bobby ThomsonWiki Robert Brown Thomson (born October 25, 1923), nicknamed The Staten Island Scot, is a Scottish former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (-53,), Milwaukee Braves (1954-57), Chicago Cubs (-59), Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles (1960).
Robert William ThomsonWiki Robert William Thomson (baptised 26 July 1822?8 March 1873), from Stonehaven, Scotland, was the original inventor of the pneumatic tyre.
George Paget ThomsonWiki Sir George Paget Thomson, FRS (3 May 1892 ? 10 September 1975) was an English physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognised for his discovery with Clinton Davisson of the wave properties of the electron by electron diffraction.
Alexander ThomsonWiki Alexander "Greek" Thomson (9 April 1817 ? 22 March 1875) was an eminent Glaswegian architect and architectural theorist who was a pioneer in sustainable building.
George ThomsonWiki George Thomson (1757?1851), born at Limekilns, Fife, Scotland, was a noted collector of the Music of Scotland and a friend of Robert Burns.
Charles Wyville ThomsonWiki Sir Charles Wyville Thomson (5 March 1830 ? 10 March 1882) was a Zoologist and chief scientist on the Challenger expedition.
James ThomsonWiki James Thomson (November 23, 1834 ? June 3, 1882), published under the pseudonym "Bysshe Vanolis", was a Scottish Victorian-era poet famous primarily for the long poem "The City of Dreadful Night" (1874), an expression of bleak pessimism in a dehumanized, uncaring urban environment.
Paul ThomsonWiki Paul Thomson (born Paul Robert Jude Nester Thomson, 15 September 1977, Glasgow, Scotland) is the drummer for Scottish band, Franz Ferdinand.
John ThomsonWiki John Patrick Thomson (born Patrick Francis McAleer on 2 April 1969) is an English comedian and actor, known for his roles in "The Fast Show" and "Cold Feet".
John ThomsonWiki John Carl Thomson (born October 1, 1973 in Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a retired starting pitcher who last played for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.
Johnny ThomsonWiki Johnny Thomson (April 9, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts ? September 24, 1960 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) was an American racecar driver.
Charles ThomsonWiki Charles Thomson (born 6 February 1953) is an English artist, painter, poet, photographer.
John Edgar ThomsonWiki John Edgar Thomson (February 10 1808 ? May 27 1874) was an American civil engineer, railroad executive and industrialist.
John ThomsonWiki John Thomson (28 January 1909 ? 5 September 1931) was a football goalkeeper for Celtic and Scotland who died as a result of an accidental collision with the Rangers player Sam English during an Old Firm match at Ibrox.
David ThomsonWiki David Thomson (born 1941, London, UK) is a film critic and historian based in the United States and the author of more than 20 books, including "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film", lauded as one of the best reference works on the cinema.
Joseph ThomsonWiki Joseph Thomson (February 14, 1858 - August 2, 1895) was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa.
Alexander ThomsonWiki Dr.
Thomas ThomsonWiki Thomas Thomson FRS (12 April 1773 ? 2 July 1852) was a Scottish chemist whose writings contributed to the early spread of Dalton's atomic theory.
R. H. ThomsonWiki Robert Holmes "R.
Kevin ThomsonWiki Kevin Thomson (born 14 October 1984) is a professional Scottish association footballer who plays for Scottish Premier League side Rangers and also the Scotland national football team.
Erik ThomsonWiki Erik Thomson (born April 27, 1967 in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom) is a British-born New Zealand actor best known for his roles in the television series ', ', Dr.
Alexander Raven ThomsonWiki Alexander Raven Thomson (1899 ? 1955) (usually known as Raven) was a leading figure in the British Union of Fascists and was considered to be the party's chief ideologue.
Floyd ThomsonWiki Floyd Thomson (born 1949) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.
Mick ThomsonWiki Mickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson (born November 3, 1973), or known by his number #7, is an American musician, best known as being the lead guitarist for the Grammy winning metal band Slipknot.
Vernon Wallace ThomsonWiki Vernon Wallace Thomson (November 5, 1905 April 2, 1988) was Governor of Wisconsin from 1957 to 1959.
Shane ThomsonWiki Shane Alexander Thomson (born 27 January 1969 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand cricketer.
Kirsten ThomsonWiki Kirsten Thomson (born 27 September 1983) is an Australian middle distance freestyle swimmer, who won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Percy ThomsonWiki Percy Thomson MBE (1884-1962) was Mayor of Stratford, New Zealand 1929?1933 and again 1938?1947.
Ian ThomsonWiki Norman Ian Thomson (born January 23, 1929, Walsall, Staffordshire) is a former English cricketer who played in five Tests in 1964-65.
John Renshaw ThomsonWiki John Renshaw Thomson (September 25, 1800 ? September 12, 1862) was a Democratic US Senator from New Jersey.
John Turnbull ThomsonWiki John Turnbull Thomson (1821-1884) was a British civil engineer and artist who played an instrumental role in the development of the early infrastructure of nineteenth century Singapore and New Zealand.
Dougie ThomsonWiki Douglas Campbell "Dougie" Thomson (pronounced "doogie") (born 24 March 1951) was born in Glasgow and raised in the Rutherglen area of the city.
Elaine ThomsonWiki Elaine Thomson (born 1957, Inverness) is a Scottish Labour politician, and was the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen North constituency from 1999 to 2003.
John ThomsonWiki John Thomson (14 June, 1837 ? 7 October, 1921) was a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer and traveller.
Roy Hendry ThomsonWiki Roy Hendry Thomson DL, KStJ, MA (Hons), MLitt was born 27 August 1932.
Anthony Todd ThomsonWiki Anthony Todd Thomson (7 January 1778-3 July 1849) was a Scottish doctor and pioneer of dermatology.
Edward ThomsonWiki Edward Thomson (October 12, 1810 ? March 21, 1870) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church (and therefore also of the United Methodist Church), elected in 1864.
Kristen ThomsonWiki Kristen Thomson (born 1966) is a Canadian actress and playwright.
Bryden ThomsonWiki Bryden Thomson (16 July 1928, died 14 November 1991) was a Scottish conductor.
John ThomsonWiki The Reverend John Thomson (1 September, 1778 - 28 October, 1840) was the minister of Duddingston Kirk near Edinburgh, Scotland and a distinguished amateur landscape painter.
James S. ThomsonWiki James Sutherland Thomson (1892 ? November 18, 1972) was a Canadian academic, President of the University of Saskatchewan, and Moderator of the United Church of Canada.
Peter ThomsonWiki Peter John Thomson (born 25 April 1965) is a Canadian rally race car driver with Thomson Motorsport and a venture capitalist.
James ThomsonWiki James Thomson (16 Feb 1822 ? 8 May 1892) was an engineer and physicist whose reputation is substantial though it is overshadowed by that of his younger brother William Thomson (Lord Kelvin).
Eddie ThomsonWiki Eddie Thomson (25 February 1947 ? 21 February 2003) was a football (soccer) player and coach.
William P. L. ThomsonWiki William P.
Candy ThomsonWiki Candy Ann Thomson (born March 8, 1967 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former field hockey player from Canada, who earned a total number of thirty international caps for the Women's Senior National Team during her career in the early 1990s.
Dale C. ThomsonWiki Dale Cairns Thomson Ph.
Derick ThomsonWiki Professor Derick S.
Rob ThomsonWiki Robert Thomson (born August 16, 1963, in Sarnia, Ontario) is the third base coach for the New York Yankees.
Frederick Clifton ThomsonWiki Frederick Clifton Thomson (February 26, 1890 ? December 25, 1928) was an American silent film cowboy.
A. A. ThomsonWiki Arthur Alexander Thomson, MBE (7 April 1894 at Harrogate, Yorkshire ? 2 June 1968 near Lord's in London) was an English writer best known for his books on cricket, for which he used the byline "AA Thomson".
Dan ThomsonWiki Daniel Thomson (born August 10, 1891 in Dundee) was a Scottish professional footballer.
Mark ThomsonWiki Mark Thomson (1739 - December 14, 1803) was a United States Representative from New Jersey.
Edwin Keith ThomsonWiki Edwin Keith Thomson (February 8, 1919 - December 9, 1960) was a United States Representative from Wyoming.
James Francis ThomsonWiki James Francis Thomson was an American politician from the state of Michigan.
Charlie ThomsonWiki Charlie "Chic" Thomson (2 March 1930 ? 6 January 2009) was a Scottish football goalkeeper who played for Clyde, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest.
Alexander ThomsonWiki Alexander Thomson (January 12, 1788 ? August 2, 1848) was a member of the U.
Jim ThomsonWiki James "Jim" Thomson (born 15 May 1971 in Stirling) is a Scottish footballer currently playing for Queen of the South.
Scott Y. ThomsonWiki Scott Thomson (born 8 November 1966 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football goalkeeper, who most prominently played for the Raith Rovers side that won the Scottish League Cup in 1994.
James ThomsonWiki James Thomson (died 1927) was the former City Engineer, City Architect, and Housing Director of Dundee, Scotland.
Craig ThomsonWiki Craig Alexander Thomson (born June 20 1972) is a Scottish football referee, who has been a match official since 1988.
Steven ThomsonWiki Steven Thomson (born 23 January 1978 in Glasgow) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing for Scottish Premier League side St.
Scott M. ThomsonWiki Scott Munro Thomson (born 29 January 1972) is a Scottish professional football player who is currently playing with Scottish Second Division side East Fife.
Reginald H. ThomsonWiki Reginald Heber Thomson (usually R.
Alex ThomsonWiki Alex Thomson (April 18 1974 in Bangor, Wales) is a British yachter.
Charles Bellany ThomsonWiki Charles "Charlie" Bellany Thomson (12 June, 1878 ? 6 February, 1936) was a Scottish footballer who played for Heart of Midlothian, Sunderland and the Scotland national team.
Charles M. ThomsonWiki Charles Marsh Thomson (February 13, 1877 - December 30, 1943) was a lawyer, judge and U.
Bob ThomsonWiki Robert 'Bob' Thomson was an English footballer who played during the early 20th century, mainly prior to World War I.
John ThomsonWiki John Thomson (November 20, 1780 ? December 2, 1852) was a United States Representative from Ohio.
Alex ThomsonWiki Alexander Thomson (12 January 1929 - 14 June 2007) was a British cinematographer.
Penny ThomsonWiki Penny Thomson (14 November 1950, Manila ? 9 July 2007, Edinburgh) was a producer for Britain's Channel Four and former EIFF director.
Harry ThomsonWiki Henry Watson "Harry" Thomson (born August 25 1940 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional footballer.
Andy ThomsonWiki Andy Thomson (born 28 March 1974) is an English former professional footballer, who has played for Swindon Town, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers.
Andy ThomsonWiki Andrew "Andy" Thomson (born Motherwell, 1 April 1971) is a former Scottish professional football (soccer) player.
George ThomsonWiki George Thomson (1815-1866) was born at Partick, Glasgow.
Bobby ThomsonWiki Robert Gillies McKenzie "Bobby" Thomson (born 21 March 1937 in Dundee) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as an forward.
Merrick ThomsonWiki Merrick Thomson (born September 9, 1983) is a lacrosse player from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Peter ThomsonWiki Peter Thomson (born June 30 1977 in Bury, England) is a professional footballer, currently playing with Barrow in the Conference North as a striker.
George Derwent ThomsonWiki George Derwent Thomson (Dulwich, London.
William Alexander ThomsonWiki William Alexander Thomson (November 1 1816 ? October 1 1878) was a Canadian author, railway promoter and political figure.
James ThomsonWiki James Thomson (December 18, 1790 ? August 10 1876), served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1841 to 1842.
Gaston ThomsonWiki Gaston Thomson was a French politician born January 29, 1848 in Oran and died May 14, 1932, at B?ne (Algeria).
Robert ThomsonWiki Robert Thomson (born 1890 in Glasgow) was a former professional footballer, who played for Huddersfield Town.
Bobby ThomsonWiki Robert Anthony "Bobby" Thomson (5 December 1943 ? 19 August 2009) was an English professional footballer.
E. Gertrude ThomsonWiki Emily Gertrude Thomson (1850-1929) was a British artist and illustrator.
Richard M. ThomsonWiki Richard Murray Thomson (OC) (MBA) (born 1934) is a Canadian banker.
Ron ThomsonWiki Ron Thomson MBE (1929?2004) was a senior Scottish journalist.
Basil ThomsonWiki Sir Basil Home Thomson, KCB (21 April 1861 ? 26 March 1939) was a British intelligence officer, police officer, prison governor, colonial administrator, and writer.
Paul ThomsonWiki Paul Thomson (June 29, 1916 - May 31, 2008) was an American exotic fruit enthusiast, self taught botanist, fruit farmer and the co-founder of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association, a group of amateur horticulturists which now has more than 3,000 members in approximately 35 countries.
Garry ThomsonWiki Robert Howard Garry Thomson CBE, (13 September 1925 ? 23 May 2007) was a conservator and a Buddhist.
Jake ThomsonWiki Jake Albert Thomson (born 12 May 1989) is an English-born footballer who plays as a midfielder for Torquay United on loan from Southampton.
Trevelyan ThomsonWiki (Walter) Trevelyan Thomson (30 April 1875 ? 8 February 1928) was a British Liberal Member of Parliament, iron and steel merchant and soldier.
James M. ThomsonWiki James McIlhany Thomson (February 13, 1878 ? September 25, 1959) was an American newspaper publisher, best known for his long tenure as head of the "New Orleans States-Item" and his political role within the Democratic Party.
George ThomsonWiki George Thomson (26 May 1819 ? 14 December 1878) was a Scottish missionary in Cameroon who collected plants to send to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and to the British Museum.
Arthur ThomsonWiki Arthur Thomson (born July 1903 - "unknown") was an English footballer.
George M. ThomsonWiki George Malcolm Thomson (1848?1933) was a New Zealand scientist, council member and social worker?.
John ThomsonWiki John Thomson (1777-c1840), was a Scottish cartographer from Edinburgh, celebrated for his 1817 "New General Atlas", published by himself in Edinburgh, John Cumming in Dublin, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy in London.
Lachie ThomsonWiki W.
Steve ThomsonWiki Steve Thomson is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election, representing the riding of Kelowna-Mission.
June ThomsonWiki June Thomson (also known as June Valerie Thomson), (born 1930, in Rettendon, Essex, United Kingdom) is a detective novelist.
Helen ThomsonWiki Helen MacLeod Thomson is a member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and a former Democratic assemblywoman from California's 8th Assembly district.
Frank ThomsonWiki Frank Thomson (1841 Chambersburg, PA - 1899 Merion, PA) was the 6th president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1897-99).
Jim ThomsonWiki James Shaw "Jim" Thomson (born 1 October 1946) is a Scottish former professional association football player who played as a defender.