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John P. Thompson

Southland Corporation

1961 - 1986

Retail

1960 b. 1925
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Texas
Personal
Born-Died1925 - 2003
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1960

Continuing the expansion begun by this father, John Thompson, aided by his brother Jere, grew 7-Eleven into the national business it is today. Despite a failed venture into the oil industry with the Citgo chain, Thompson successfully grew 7-Eleven through franchising, and by 1987, when the family took the company private again, stores totaled over 8,000 across the United States and Canada and revenues were $8.6 billion.