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Thompson, William H.

 Person

Biography

William H. Thompson graduated from the University of Omaha in 1917. He later returned to OU in 1931 as a psychology professor. When the Department of Philosophy and Psychology was first established in 1931-1932, Thompson served as the first chair. He also served as director of the Child Study Service (established 1937) for Omaha Public Schools and president of the OU Alumni Association. Finally, he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1942 until his retirement in May 1960. The William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center is named for him and his wife.

He was born in Greeley. CO. He received a B.S. (1917) from the University of Omaha, an M.S. (1925) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Ph.D. (1930) from Ohio State University. Prior to his arrival at OU as an instructor in 1931, Professor Thompson taught at Kingfisher College (1920) in Kingfisher, OK, and Iowa State University (1923).

Sources:

"Alumni to Honor Dean Thompson." Gateway (Omaha, NE). May 20, 1960.

"Psychology to Stress Industry, Education." Gateway (Omaha, NE). May 9, 1960.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Diploma and Retirement Proclamation of William H. Thompson, 1917, 1960

 File — Box: Awards [7]
Scope and Contents

The diploma of William H. Thompson when he graduated from the University of Omaha in 1917 and a retirement proclamation signed by the faculty when Thompson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, retired from the university in 1960.

Dates: 1917, 1960

Honorary Doctor of Law awarded to William H. Thompson by the Municipal University of Omaha, June 6, 1960

 Item — Box: Awards [6]
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The UNO Artifact Collection includes objects related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, from circa 1908 to the present. The collection includes a diverse array of OU and UNO branded items, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, blankets, scrapbooks, proclamations, trophies, award plaques, flags, pennants, pins, pens, seat cushions, coffee mugs, toys, ephemera, memorabilia, and other objects.The bulk of this collection has not yet...
Dates: June 6, 1960

Reflections in Time: Interview with William Thompson, 1979

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Identifier: UNO-0021-rfit-william-thompson
Scope and Contents In 1979, William Thompson, retired Municipal University of Omaha Professor (1931-1960) of Psychology and Dean (1943-1960) of Liberal Arts, was interviewed by Paul Borge for Reflections in Time. Professor William Thompson was born in Greeley. CO. He received a B.S. (1917) from the University of Omaha, an M.S. (1925) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Ph.D. (1930) from Ohio State University. Prior to his arrival at OU as an instructor in 1931, Professor Thompson taught at...
Dates: 1979