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Mrs. Thompson Saves the Day: The Life of Geraldine L. Thompson

Known as New Jersey's "first citizen," Geraldine L. Thompson was a successful reformer, philanthropist and political operative. Stories of her kindness, generosity and tenacity are legendary. One colleague recalled that she was "like bumping up against a cyclone." From her early work establishing public health care for victims of tuberculosis to her later work as a conservationist, Thompson saved the day.