James C. Thompson, Jr.

Chairman of the Board - Thompson Petroleum Corporation


  • Independent Oil & Gas Producer, Ranching, Banking, Investments.
  • Managing General Partner, J. Cleo Thompson & James Thompson, Jr., A Partnership, engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production business since 1953 with properties located principally in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma.
  • Managing General Partner, Double "T" Oil & Ranch, L.P., which owns and operates ranches in Denton, Crockett and Hood Counties, Texas as well as Conejas County, Colorado.
  • President and Chairman of the Board, Thompson Petroleum Corporation, engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production business.
  • Board Member, National Center for Policy Analysis, 1999 to present.
  • Director, Texas Capital Bank, 1999 to present.
  • Director, Texas Capital Bankshares, 2001.
  • Director, NorthPark National Bank in Dallas, 1964 through 1989, serving on Loan and Discount Committee.
  • Chairman of the Board and founding stockholder, Crockett National Bank, from 1983 to present.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation since 1974. The Foundation, which is located in Dallas, Texas, currently administers over 85 full law/government scholarships at 10 universities.
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Howard Payne University.
  • Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumnus 2000.

Civic Affiliations:

  • Board of Trustees 1984-1988 Southern Methodist University.
  • Board of Trustees 2001- Southern Methodist University Dedman Law School.
  • Investment Committee 1984-1988 Southern Methodist University.
  • Board of Trustees McGuire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University.
  • J. Cleo Thompson Law School Chair Southern Methodist University.
  • Thompson Scholarships -- Southern Methodist University Law School.
  • President's Society -- Southern Methodist University.
  • Board of Trustees Howard Payne University.
  • Board of Stewards -- Past Member Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Other Memberships:

  • Natural Gas Committee, Roustabout Club Member Independent Petroleum Association America (IPAA).
  • TIPRO.
  • Hard Hatters.
  • Dallas Council on World Affairs.
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers.
  • SMU Letterman's Association.
  • Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Board.

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