Jeri Kehn Thompson Biography
Jeri Kehn Thompson is an American radio talk show host, columnist for The American Spectator, and political commentator. She is also a former political consultant for the Washington, D.C. law firm of Verner Liipfert.
Kehn worked for the Republican Senate Conference and the Republican National Committee. Kehn was also employed with the public relations and lobbying firm Burson-Marsteller.
She has some political involvement and according to news reports, she wielded considerable influence within her husband’s presidential campaign, as a top political adviser. She urged her husband to run, and also recruited some of his staff. He was also responsible for the dismissal of others. Thompson is a board member of Susan B. Anthony List.
Jeri Kehn Thompson Age
Jeri L. Kehn was born on 30 September 1966 in Hastings, Nebraska, U.S. She is 52 years old as of 2018.
Jeri Kehn Thompson Family
Kehn grew up in Naperville, Illinois, with her mother Vicki, and stepfather Ron Keller. She also has a younger sister. Kehn attended Indiana’s DePauw University from where she graduated with a degree in English literature in 1988. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Jeri Kehn Thompson Husband
Kehn was married to Fred Thompson, former United States Senator, lawyer, lobbyist, screen actor, and 2008 U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate from 2002 until his death in 2015. T the time of their marriage in 2002, Kehn was 35 years old and he was 59.
The couple first met on July 4, 1996, while both were in the checkout line at a Kroger supermarket. They exchanged vows at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville. That was Kehn’s first marriage and Fred Thompson’s second.
Kehn gave birth to a daughter, Hayden on September 27, 2003. Their second child Samuel was born in November 2006.
Fred Thompson’s adult sons: Tony and Dan filed a lawsuit against Jeri Thompson alleging that she has influenced their father at the end of his life to make changes in his will and to his beneficiaries. The two brothers suggested that Jeri may have cut them out of Thompson’s estate.
In a joint statement, they said that last-minute legal work drew their concern, and they tried to ask privately for answers but were rebuffed. So they went to court.
The two brothers later dropped the lawsuit saying, “the discovery documents we saw satisfied us that our father’s final wishes were followed, allowing us to dismiss the lawsuit,” the sons’ statement reads. “We’re ready to move forward and are grateful dad finally has a tombstone and are hopeful the executor will now take care of her remaining obligations so we can all move on.” The case was dismissed on March 22, 2019.
Jeri Kehn Thompson Dating
There is no available information regarding Kehn’s dating history since her husband’s death.
Jeri Kehn Thompson’s Net Worth
Kehn’s husband Thompson had an estimated net worth of $8 million when he was running for president in 2008. It is however not disclosed how much Jeri is really worth.
Jeri Kehn Thompson Now
Kehn goes on with her media career in radio hosting, as a columnist, a commentator, and also her parenting duties to her children.
Jeri Kehn Thompson Salary
Kehn’s annual salary is not yet disclosed.