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Ray Thornton

AKA Raymond Hoyt Thornton, Jr.

Born: 16-Jul-1928
Birthplace: Conway, AR
Died: 13-Apr-2016
Location of death: Little Rock, AR
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former Congressman from Arkansas

Military service: US Navy (1951-54, Lt., Korean War)

[1] Church of Christ.

Father: Raymond H. Thornton
Mother: Wilma Stephens (b. 24-Aug-1909, d. 30-Aug-2007)
Wife: Betty Jo Mann (until his death, three daughters)

    University: University of Arkansas (attended 1945-47)
    University: BA, Yale University (1950)
    Law School: University of Texas (attended 1950-51)
    Law School: JD, University of Arkansas (1956)
    Administrator: President, Arkansas State University (1980-84)
    Administrator: President, University of Arkansas (1984-90)

    Arkansas State Supreme Court (1997-2005)
    US Congressman, Arkansas 2nd (3-Jan-1991 to 1-Jan-1997, resigned)
    US Congressman, Arkansas 4th (3-Jan-1973 to 3-Jan-1979)
    Attorney General of Arkansas (1971-73)
    Arkansas State Official Deputy Prosecuting Atty., Pulaski and Perry Counties (1956-57)
    Arkansas Bar Association 1956

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