The Honorable C. Everett Thompson has been honored with a portrait commissioned in his memory by his grandson, Attorney C. Everett Thompson, II. The portrait will hang in the Pasquotank County Courthouse in keeping with a long-standing tradition of honoring past superior court judges with portraits.
The portrait dedication event was attended by the family of Judge Tompson, along with judges, lawyers and friends from throughout northeastern North Carolina. A letter of thanks from and congratulatory thanks were presented by North Carolina Court of Appeals .
“Judge Thompson made significant contributions to Pasquotank County as he committed his life to service as a resident superior court judge and mayor of Elizabeth City,” stated Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in a letter to Thompson’s grandson. “As you dedicate this portrait to the Pasquotank County Courthouse and community, your gift will always remind us of your grandfather’s accomplishments and the importance of service and true dedication to our profession.”
Judge Thompson grew up in Elizabeth City after moving there as a child in 1885. He subsequently attended the University of North Carolina where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and practiced law in Pasquotank County until he took the bench in 1937 and served the next 10 years as the resident superior court judge.