in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1014 words.
Thompson, William Tappan (31 August 1812–24 March 1882), author and humorist, was born in Ravenna, Ohio, the son of David Thompson, of Virginia, and Catherine Kerney, a native of Dublin,...