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Thompson concedes to de Blasio in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

Thompson concedes to de Blasio in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- William Thompson Jr. withdrew from the New York City mayoral race Monday, making Bill de Blasio the Democratic Party nominee.

Poll: Weiner leads mayoral candidates; Spitzer up in comptroller race

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led the Democratic primary for New York mayor while former Gov. Eliot Spitzer led the city comptroller race, a survey indicated.

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British explorer sets out on treasure hunt

LIMA, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A British fortune hunter is heading to a Pacific island in search of more than $250 million worth of treasure supposedly buried there by 19th century pirates.

Woman gets five years in Navy veterans scam

CLEVELAND, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Cleveland judge sentenced a Tampa, Fla., woman to five years in prison for bilking donors to a phony veterans charity whose founder remains at large.
NY mayor seeks parks, beach smoking ban

NY mayor seeks parks, beach smoking ban

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is going ahead with controversial plans to ban smoking in city parks and on beaches.

NYC comptroller to run against Bloomberg

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- New York City Comptroller William Thompson won the Democratic primary Tuesday to become the party's candidate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

New York area top contributor to GDP

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- The New York metropolitan area leads the list of economic contributors to the U.S. gross domestic product, a study said.

B'way could lose $135M this holiday season

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Broadway could suffer a $135 million loss this holiday season due to a New York stagehand strike that has darkened the Great White Way for 10 days.

Studio, NYC reach water, sewer accord

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- New York officials found it's not easy getting the "Sesame Street" studio's green as an audit showed it didn't pay water and sewer bills for years.

NYC comptroller asks SEC to probe Wal-Mart

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- New York's comptroller has asked U.S. regulators and attorneys to find out if Wal-Mart illegally spied on shareholders, including the comptroller's office.

NYC pays $70M for slip-and-fall cases

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite a promise to cut the amount of money paid by taxpayers for slip-and-fall cases against New York City, the city paid about $70 million last year.

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NYC paid to house dead AIDS patients

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- New York City paid hotels more than $180,000 to house AIDS patients who had died, according to a city audit.

Climate: The sea level-climate connection

BOULDER, Colo., April 18 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the science and issues related to global climate change. This week: Shifts in sea level in the world's oceans are occurring more frequently and more rapidly than previously thought, strongly suggesting a direct link to climate ch
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William Thompson
Makaziwe Mandela (L) receives the Peace Award from William Thompson, Jr. ® U.S. Postal Service, on behalf of her father Nelson Mandela, who is imprisoned in South Africa. Occasion was the Boston Federal Executive Board Minority Opportunity Committee, Black History Month Luncheon, Hilton Hotel February 21, 1986. (UPI/Don West/U.S. Postal Service/Files)
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William Thompson (June 17, 1786 – January 18, 1860) was a farmer and political figure in Upper Canada.

He was born in New Brunswick in 1786, the son of a United Empire Loyalist, and came to Grantham Township with his family in 1809. He served as captain in the local militia during the War of 1812 and fought at the Battle of Queenston Heights. He was taking prisoner by the Americans while on a scouting expedition. When he returned, his father had died and their property damaged; he settled in Toronto Township. He built a sawmill with his brother in 1817. During the Upper Canada rebellion, he served as colonel in the York militia and became lieutenant colonel in 1846. In 1824, he was elected to the 9th Parliament of Upper Canada for York and Simcoe. He was a conservative member, with close ties to members of the so-called "Family Compact". After several attempts at reelection, he retired to local politics. In 1844, he became a member of the township council and was reeve in 1851.

He died in Toronto Township in 1860.

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