Ray Thornton

Ray Thornton DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Ray ThorntonDEMDemocrat American politician
Age at Death1928-2016
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ARResidence (state)

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

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Education7 - 7 of 5
University of Arkansas
Juris Doctor
1945 - 1947
Yale University
Bachelor of Arts
University of Texas at Austin
1950 - 1951
Trumbull College
primary school
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
United States House of Representatives
1973 - 1979
Sought Democratic Nomination for US Senate
Arkansas Attorney General
1971 - 1973
U. of Arkansas system
1984 - 1989
Arkansas State University
1980 - 1984
private practice, Little Rock
1956 - 1970
deputy prosecuting attorney for Perry and Pulaski Counties
1956 - 1957
US Navy
1951 - 1954