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Thornton, Joseph M. "Jos. M."

House 1913-14 (District 35); House 1915-18 (District 39)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/5/1872
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth County: Ramsey
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1931 (uncertain)
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Jos. M.
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Contractor, Thornton Bros.

EDUCATION

St. Paul Public Schools; Elementary School;
Central High School, Saint Paul; Secondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse:
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
P(atrick?) H. Thornton  - Father

GENERAL NOTES

Total Days Served: 2191

SESSIONS SERVED

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 39
Elected: 11/7/1916
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/2/1917 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Member of the Firm of Thornton Bros., General Contractors
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Forestry
  • Immigration
  • Manufacturers
  • Printing
  • State Prison and Reformatory
  • Workmens Compensation

39th Legislative Session (1915-1916)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 39
Elected: 11/3/1914
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/5/1915 to 1/1/1917
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Member of the Firm of Thornton Bros., General Contractors
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Game and Fish
  • Manufacturers
  • State Prison and Reformatory
  • Telephone and Telegraph
  • Towns and Counties
  • Workmens Compensation

38th Legislative Session (1913-1914)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 35
Elected: 11/5/1912
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/7/1913 to 1/4/1915
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Contractor, Thornton Bros.
Party: Democratic
Committees:
  • Enrollment
  • Logs and Lumber
  • Mines and Minerals
  • Reapportionment
  • Soldiers Home
  • Towns and Counties
No other information has been entered for this legislator.