R. Ewell Thornton

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R. Ewell Thornton
R E Thornton 1912.jpg
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 14th district
In office
January 8, 1908 – January 14, 1920
Preceded by Lewis H. Machen
Succeeded by Walter T. Oliver
Personal details
Born Richard Ewell Thornton
(1865-01-07)January 7, 1865
Brentsville, Virginia, U.S.
Died March 27, 1928(1928-03-27) (aged 63)
Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Contee Plummer
Alma mater University of Virginia
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1919–1920
Rank Major
Unit J.A.G. Corps
Battles/wars World War I

Richard Ewell Thornton (January 7, 1865 – March 27, 1928) was an American lawyer and Democratic politician who served as a member of the Virginia Senate, representing the state's 14th district from 1908 to 1920.[1][2][3]


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