Thomas Thornton (legislator)

Thomas Thornton (25 January 1831 – 23 November 1897)[1] was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Thornton was born in County Mayo, Ireland. He settled in Cato, Wisconsin in 1851 and worked as a farmer.[2]

Political careerEdit

Thornton was a member of the Assembly during the 1864, 1877 and 1878 sessions.[3] Other positions he held include Treasurer and member of the school board of Cato. He was a Democrat.


  1. ^ Thomas Thornton at
  2. ^ The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin (16th ed.). Madison, Wis. 1877. pp. 465–466.
  3. ^ Lawrence S. Barish, ed. (2007). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. p. 181.