Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Hunter Stockton Thompson. He was married to Anita Thompson and Sondi Wright. He died on February 20, 2005 in Aspen, Colorado, USA.
She served on the Brandeis College Women's Board from 1992 to 2012 (Co-chair of the board from 2010 to 2012). In 2007, an award, the Esther Kartiganer Prize in Excellence in Journalism was established by the Brandeis College Women's Center.