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Glenn Thompson

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
Assumed office 
January 3, 2009
Preceded by John E. Peterson

Born July 27, 1959 (1959-07-27) (age 50)
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Penny Ammerman-Thompson
Residence Howard Township, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Penn State University, Temple University
Occupation health care executive, county party chairman
Religion Protestant

Glenn "G.T." Thompson (born July 27, 1959) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Pennsylvania's Fifth Congressional district.


Life and career

Thompson was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He is the son of a Navy veteran, has worked for 26 years as a therapist, Rehabilitation Services manager and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Lycoming County, and has served for six years as chairman of the Centre County Republican Committee. He has spent twenty-five years as a member or president of the Howard Township Volunteer Fire Company and also actively volunteers as a fire fighter, emergency medical technician, and rescue technician.

A lifelong resident of Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Thompson has also served in various state and regional positions with the Boy Scouts of America, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Society, the Private Industry Council for the Central Corridor (PICCC), and the Central Pennsylvania Work Force Investment Board.

In addition to serving as chairman of the Centre County Republican Committee, Thompson's political career includes six years on the Bald Eagle Area School District Board of Education, three terms on the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, and serving on the delegation for the 5th Congressional District at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Thompson also twice ran for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing the 76th District.

Thompson holds a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and master’s degree from Temple University. He lives in Howard Township with his wife for twenty-eight years, Penny Ammerman-Thompson. Together, they have three grown children.

2008 campaign

Thompson was elected the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district defeating Democratic nominee Mark B. McCracken, Libertarian James Fryman, and Green Party Donald Wilson.

Congressional career


Committee assignments


External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Peterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

2009 – present


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