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Thornton, Thomas Patrick

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

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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.

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