B. Campbell Thornal

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B. Campbell Thornal
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Justice for the
Florida Supreme Court
In office
Personal details
Born (1908-10-18)October 18, 1908
Charleston, South Carolina
Died November 4, 1970(1970-11-04) (aged 62)
Spouse(s) Alyce Letton

Benjamin Campbell Thornal (October 18, 1908[1] – November 4, 1970)[2] was a justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

Thornal was a justice of the Florida Supreme Court from 1955 to 1970, and served as the court's chief justice from 1965 to 1967.[3] He died in 1970, while still a serving member of the court.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina,[4] Thornal graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with a bachelor of laws degree in 1930,[4] and became a partner in the Orlando law firm of Baker & Thornal. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served three separate stints as the city attorney for the City of Orlando, and one term as the county attorney for Orange County. He was selected for the Florida Supreme Court in 1955.[3][4]

He died in Durham, North Carolina, while being treated for cancer at the Duke University Medical Center. He was 62 years old.


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  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b Levin College of Law, Heritage of Leadership, B. Campbell Thornal. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Joseph A. Boyd Jr., Randall Reder, "A History of the Florida Supreme Court", University of Miami Law Review (1981), p. 1059-1060.

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