Cyrus Thompson

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Cyrus Thompson (1855–1930) was a politician and leader of the Populist Party in the U.S. state of North Carolina. He served as North Carolina Secretary of State for one term, from 1897 to 1901.

Thompson, a medical doctor and farmer, represented Onslow County in the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1883, and in the North Carolina Senate in 1885. Both times, he was elected as a Democrat. Thompson became a leader in the Farmers Alliance and bolted from the Democrats to become a Populist.

Preceded by
Charles M. Cooke
North Carolina Secretary of State
Succeeded by
John Bryan Grimes