HON. WILLIAM C. THOMPSON (RET.)
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE, APPELLATE DIVISION, 2ND DEPT.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of The Honorable William C. Thompson. Judge Thompson passed away on December 24, 2018 at the age of 94. A decorated veteran of World War II and Brooklyn’s first African-American state senator, Judge Thompson leaves behind a remarkable and distinguished career as a prominent legal, political and community leader. He was the father of former City Comptroller Bill Thompson Jr., whom he swore into office in 2002. Judge Thompson served as a neutral for NAM for nearly a decade. Our deepest condolences go out to his son Bill, his daughter Gail and to his family and loved ones.