Hunter S. Thompson


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Birth Name: Hunter S. Thompson
Born: 07/18/1937
Birth Place: Kentucky, USA
Death Place: Aspen, Colorado, USA
Died: 02/20/2005

Thompson was born July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky to an insurance agent father and librarian mother. At 10 years old, he began his own newspaper which he sold for 4 cents a copy and later became a member of the prestigious Athenaeum Literary Association while attending Louisville Male High School. A trouble maker and self-described "hard case," Thompson got into frequent trouble as a youth-a week before high school graduation he took part in a robbery and was sentenced to 60 days of juvenile detention followed by enlistment in the Army. After his release, Thompson joined the Air Force instead and was assigned to electronics school, but convinced his superiors to let him become sport... Continue Bio >>


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