William Wheeler Thornton papers
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- 1877-1931, circa 2005
- Thornton, William Wheeler, 1851-1932 (Person)
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Thornton was appointed Indiana Deputy Attorney General by Daniel P. Baldwin in 1880 and served a two year term. He resumed his private law practice in Crawfordsville, Indiana (1883-1889) and then Indianapolis (1893-1914). While in Crawfordsville, Thornton also served as city attorney for two years. On September 1, 1889, he was appointed librarian of the Indiana Supreme Court. He left private practice when he became judge of the Marion County Superior Court in 1914, a post he maintained until 1932. Thornton was also the author of numerous books and articles on the law and was considered one of the most prolific and authoritative writers on the subject. He died on January 21, 1932.
Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.
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- William Wheeler Thornton papers
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