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John B. Thompson’s date and place of birth are unknown. He is believed to have lived in Indiana Territory, and apparently had some surveying experience prior to joining the expedition. During the mission, Clark praised him as “a valuable memberof our party.” He is recorded as “killed” on Clark's 1825-1828 “List of Men on Lewis and Clark's Trip.”

See also The Lesser-Known Members of the Corps