Thomas Thornton (legislator)

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Thomas Thornton (25 January 1831 – 23 November 1897) [1] was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Wisconsin State Assembly lower house of Wisconsin

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Biography

Thornton was born in County Mayo, Ireland. He settled in Cato, Wisconsin in 1851 and worked as a farmer. [2]

Cato, Wisconsin Town in Wisconsin, United States

Cato is a town in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,616 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Cato, Cato Falls, Clarks Mills, Grimms, Madsen, and North Grimms are located within the town. A Manitowoc County park is located in the town which is called "Cato Falls" for a waterfall on the Manitowoc River.

Political career

Thornton was a member of the Assembly during the 1864, 1877 and 1878 sessions. [3] Other positions he held include Treasurer and member of the school board of Cato. He was a Democrat.

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References

  1. Thomas Thornton at findagrave.com
  2. The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin (16th ed.). Madison, Wis. 1877. pp. 465–466.
  3. Lawrence S. Barish, ed. (2007). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. p. 181.