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us: Thompson, Jim, 1906-



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    • us: Thompson, James H. W. (James Harrison Wilson), 1906-
    • us: Thompson, James Harrison Wilson, 1906-
    • us: Thompson, Jim, b. 1906
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    • Thompson, Jim, b. 1906
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    • found: Warren, W. The legendary American, 1970.
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 29, 2010 (Jim Thompson (designer); James Harrison Wilson "Jim" Thompson; b. Mar. 21, 1906, Greenville, Del.; an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk and textile industry in the 1950s and 1960s; mysteriously disappeared while going for a walk on Easter Sunday, March 26, 1967, in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia)
    • found: The Jim Thompson House Web site, Sept. 29, 2010 (Jim Thompson or James Harrison Wilson Thompson; b. 1906, Greenville, Del.; practicing architect in New York City until 1940; during the Second World War, Thompson was assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS); the war ended abruptly as Thompson and the other OSS men were en route to Bangkok; he assumed the duties of OSS station chief a few weeks later; in late 1946, he received orders to return to the States to receive his military discharge; upon leaving the service, he returned and took-up residence in Thailand permanently; after his return to Bangkok, Thompson turned his attention to Thai silk; soon gained worldwide recognition for his success in rebuilding the industry, for generating international demand for Thai silk and for contributing to the growth of the silk industry; during the Easter weekend in 1967, Thompson disappeared while on holiday with friends in Cameron Highlands, a northern Malaysian resort)
    • found: Bangkok magazine: The Jim Thompson House Web site, Sept. 29, 2010 (on Mar. 27, 1967, Jim Thompson disappeared while on a visit to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia; not a single clue has turned up in the ensuing years as to what might have happened to him)
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