(Information courtesy of the U.S. Department of State)
Fred Thompson is a former Tennessee senator. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of District Attorney Arthur Branch on the television show Law & Order. Thompson says he has "always cared deeply about the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms" and is a big proponent of federalism.
Thompson was born August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama and received a law degree from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. He has a wife, Jeri, and four children.