Myron Thompson was born in 1936 in Monte Vista, Colorado. He was raised on the family farm and resided there for 25 years.
He attended the University of Adams State, Colorado and received his B.A. in Business Administration and Education before going on to complete one year of post-graduate studies. Myron also served two years in the US Military.
He moved to Sundre, Alberta in 1968 and became a Canadian Citizen in 1974.
He spent 23 years as teacher, counsellor and principal at Sundre High School, as well as serving as Councillor and Mayor of Sundre. He has been involved with a number of community organizations.
Myron was first nominated as Reform Party candidate on June 13, 1992 and is presently serving his 3rd term as MP for the constituency of Wild Rose. He is currently the Official Opposition Critic of Canada's Child Pornography policies, and has become one of the foremost defenders of the rights of the child.
Myron has also served as Deputy Solicitor General Critic in Charge of Native Issues, as well as the Official Opposition Watchdog during the G-8 Summit in Kananaskis. He has also served as Critic for Solicitor General, and Organized Crime; and Deputy Critic for Indian Affairs, and Canada Customs.
He is married to Dorothy (Dot) with 2 adult children.