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James Harrison Wilson "Jim" Thompson

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Burling Thompson and Mary Thompson
Brother of Katherine Wood

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About Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson (born James Harrison Wilson Thompson; born March 21, 1906) was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of his disappearance he was one of the most famous Americans living in Asia. Time magazine claimed he "almost singlehanded(ly) saved Thailand's vital silk industry from extinction".

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Jim Thompson's Timeline

March 21, 1906
Age 60