Judges Of The US District Court
For The Eastern District of Michigan

Thomas Patrick Thornton

Born March 18, 1898 Boston, MA
Died July 1, 1985

Education

LL.B. University of Detroit School of Law, 1926

Professional Career

Private law practice, Detroit, 1926-1937
Assistant US attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1937-1944
Chief assistant US attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1944-1947
US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1947-1949

Federal Judicial Service

US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Nominated by President Harry S. Truman, 1949
Served 1949-1985
Senior status 1966-1985

Thomas Patrick Thornton

 

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