John C. Thompson
John C. Thompson, a retired Conway attorney, served on the Coastal Educational Foundation from 1973 to 1981. He also served as the foundation’s legal counsel for approximately 20 years, from the 1960s through the 1980s. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in 1951 and a juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1956. He served in the S.C. House of Representatives for one term in 1961-1962, and as chairman of the S.C. Public Service Authority from 1974 to 1976.
Thompson was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2002.