Mr. Thompson was born December 8, 1917 in Troy, New York. He was the son of a WWI Colonel who received many decorations during the war. Mr. Peter Thompson attended Harvard, graduating in 1940. In 1941, Mr. Thompson married Rebecca Caroline, the daughter of 2 Easton natives. They raised 4 wonderful children while he served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Mr. Thompson was also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross among 9 other Air Medals. When the war ended, the Thompsons moved to Easton, MD where they raised cattle and hogs. Mr. Thompson soon became President of the Board of Trustees of the Bethany House. He also worked on rebuilding the house on Dover and Harrison Streets, later donating the place to the town of Easton.

Mr. Thompson believed in The Talbot Paramedic Foundation and made numerous generous contributions to the Foundation. One endowment led to offsetting expenses for those interested in becoming a paramedic for Talbot County. “Operation Save Heart” was also inspired by Mr. Thompson which led to the placing of AEDs in residences and public places. Mr. Thompson passed away on September 30, 2007.