Clark Wallace Thompson, 89, a Texas Democrat who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1934 to 1935 and from 1947 to 1967, died Wednesday at his home in Galveston, Tex., after a stroke.
After leaving Congress, Mr. Thompson was the Washington representative of the Tennessee Oil Company until his retirement in the mid-1970s. In addition to his Galveston residence, he maintained a home in Washington.
Mr. Thompson, who was born in La Crosse, Wis., grew up in Oregon and attended the University of Oregon. During World War I, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and later was commissioned. He later moved to Galveston, where he was a businessman. He first went to Congress in 1934 to fill the unexpired term of the late Clay Stone Briggs.
During World War II, he was recalled to active duty in the Marines. He held the rank of colonel when the war ended. He was elected to Congress in 1946 and took his seat the following year. He was a member of the Ways and Means Committee.
Survivors include his wife, the former Libbie Moody, of Galveston and Washington; a son, Clark Wallace Jr. of Houston; a brother, retired Rear Adm. Wells Thompson of Seattle; two sisters, Victorian Siverts of Seattle, and Molly McNab of Portland, Ore., and two grandchildren.