Ray Thornton

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Ray Thornton
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 1, 1997
Preceded byTommy F. Robinson
Succeeded byVic Snyder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byDavid Pryor
Succeeded byBeryl Anthony, Jr.
Arkansas Attorney General
In office
1971–1973
Preceded byJoe Purcell
Succeeded byJim Guy Tucker
Personal details
Born
Raymond Hoyt Thornton, Jr.

(1928-07-16)July 16, 1928
Conway, Arkansas
DiedApril 13, 2016(2016-04-13) (aged 87)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHarvard University,
University of Arkansas (School of Law)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Ranklieutenant
Battles/warsKorean War

Raymond Hoyt "Ray" Thornton, Jr. (July 16, 1928 – April 13, 2016) was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the U.S. Representative for Arkansas' 4th congressional district from 1973 to 1979 and the 2nd district from 1991 to 1997.[1]

He studied among others at Yale University.

Thornton died in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 13, 2016, aged 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Raymond (Ray) Hoyt Thornton Jr. (1928–) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas".
  2. "Thornton remembered as 'pillar of political and educational life in Arkansas'". Arkansas Online.