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Bennie Thompson
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Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Michael McCaul
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Peter T. King
Succeeded by Peter T. King
Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Peter T. King
Succeeded by Mike Rogers
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Jim Turner
Succeeded by Peter T. King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 2nd district
Assumed office
April 13, 1993
Preceded by Mike Espy
Personal details
Born
Bennie Gordon Thompson

January 28, 1948 (1948-01-28) (age 73)
Bolton, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
London Johnson (m. 1968)
Children 1
Education Tougaloo College (BA)
Jackson State University (MS)

Bennie Gordon Thompson (born January 28, 1948) is an American politician. He was the U.S. Representative for MS's 2nd congressional district since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He has been the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security since 2019.


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