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Name Thornton, Thomas Patrick
City Detroit
State MI
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Thornton, Thomas Patrick
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Thornton, Thomas Patrick
Born March 8, 1898, in Boston, MA
Died July 1, 1985

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 13, 1949, to a seat vacated by Ernest Aloysius O`Brien. Confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 1949, and received commission on February 2, 1949. Assumed senior status on February 15, 1966. Service terminated on July 1, 1985, due to death.

Education:
University of Detroit Law School (now University of Detroit Mercy School of Law), LL.B., 1926

Professional Career:
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

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