Thomas Charles Compton (1914 - 2003)

Thomas Charles Compton
1914 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
Thomas Charles Compton was born on February 22, 1914. He died on January 13, 2003 at 88 years of age. We know that Thomas Charles Compton had been residing in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531.
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Thomas Charles Compton
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Charles
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Compton
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Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531
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Golden Gate National Cemetery Section W Site 2719, 1300 Sneath Lane, in San Bruno, California 94066
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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: COLONEL
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Thomas Charles Compton died on January 13, 2003 at 88 years of age. He was buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery Section W Site 2719, San Bruno, California. He was born on February 22, 1914. There is no information about Thomas's immediate family. We know that Thomas Charles Compton had been residing in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi 39531.
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In 1914, in the year that Thomas Charles Compton was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1952, at the age of 38 years old, Thomas was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, he was 53 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1971, when he was 57 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1983, Thomas was 69 years old when physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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c. 1898 - Apr 24, 1918
c. 1887 - Jul 30, 1915
c. 1921 - Nov 7, 1943
c. 1900 - Oct 9, 1917
c. 1911 - Unknown
c. 1909 - Unknown
c. 1920 - Unknown
c. 1924 - Unknown
c. 1913 - Unknown
c. 1923 - Unknown
c. 1917 - Unknown
c. 1898 - Unknown
c. 1916 - Unknown
c. 1915 - Unknown
c. 1916 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1928 - Unknown
c. 1915 - Unknown
c. 1920 - Unknown

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May 5, 1942 - May 1972
Sep 12, 1944 - Dec 2, 2003
Jan 16, 1946 - Dec 20, 1999
Nov 12, 1951 - December 1975
Mar 18, 1911 - Dec 15, 2002
Jul 7, 1914 - Nov 10, 2007
Feb 14, 1962 - Apr 8, 2010
Sep 30, 1983 - Dec 15, 1996
Jan 18, 1905 - May 19, 1995
Jun 7, 1918 - Aug 28, 1994
Jan 5, 1916 - Jul 15, 2003
Feb 23, 1895 - January 1967
Oct 24, 1910 - May 5, 1994
Jul 5, 1904 - May 18, 1992
Jul 7, 1892 - October 1964
Sep 18, 1916 - Mar 16, 2010
Sep 13, 1890 - May 1967
Jan 31, 1921 - Aug 17, 1997
Dec 9, 1921 - Sep 2, 1997
Oct 20, 1905 - Jul 25, 1988

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May 9, 1938 - April 1975
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May 8, 1911 - May 24, 1993
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Dec 23, 1905 - March 1987
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