So to speak.
He would be our first President elected post-mortem, unless you count Al Gore:
Fred Thompson, 88, of Orchid Drive, Grove City, formerly of Clintonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in the Grove City Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born Aug. 22, 1918, in Cherry Run, Clarion County, he was the son of James Glenn and Mary Jane Hawk Thompson.
He attended the public schools in Cherry Run, Clarion County.