Thomas Patrick Thornton

Personal

Birthday: 
3/8/1898
Birthplace: 
Boston, MA
Date of Death: 
7/1/1985
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1926-1937
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1937-1947; chief assistant U.S. attorney, 1944-1947
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1947-1949

Education

Name of School: 

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

The Mission of the University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, is to provide an education that integrates the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of its students. In that spirit, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review publishes an annual Law & Religion symposium issue, to provide a forum for discussing the intersection of legal and religious ideas.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1926

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Court Name: 

Michigan Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/2/1949
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/15/1966
Termination Date: 
7/1/1985
Termination Reason: 
Death
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