Judge Anthony Thornton, US Congress

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Anthony Thornton

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Birthplace: Paris, Bourbon, KY, United States
Death: October 10, 1904 (89)
Shelbyville, Shelby, IL, United States
Place of Burial: Glenwood Cemetery Shelbyville Shelby County Illinois
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Thornton and Mary Towles
Husband of Mildred Thornton; Kate Smith and Kate H Thornton
Father of Katherine Presley Thornton and Lewis Walker Thornton

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About Judge Anthony Thornton, US Congress

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US Congressman. He attended Centre College in Kentucky, graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1834, and became a lawyer in Shelbyville 1836. He was a Major in the militia. As a supporter of the Mexican War he participated in public debates with one of its most prominent opponents, Congressman Abraham Lincoln. Thornton was a member of the Illinois House in 1850. He was elected to Congress as a pro-Civil War Democrat in 1864 and served one term. He returned to Illinois to practice law in Shelbyville and Decatur, and was an Illinois Supreme Court Justice from 1870 to 1873. He was also Chairman of the State Board of Arbitration and President of the Illinois Bar Association.


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Judge Anthony Thornton, US Congress's Timeline

1814
November 9, 1814
Paris, Bourbon, KY, United States
1904
October 10, 1904
Age 89
Shelbyville, Shelby, IL, United States
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Glenwood Cemetery Shelbyville Shelby County Illinois