Description

Black and white sketch of George Thornburgh, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Editor and Masonic authority

George Thornburgh

Born 1847 at Havana, Illinois.. Family settled in Lawrence County, Ark., 1855.. Attended law school of Cumberland University, Tenn.. Began practice at Powhatan.. Served four terms in legislature and was speaker of the house in 1881.. Became editor of the Walnut Ridge telephone. In 1889 assumed management of the Arkansas Methodist at Little Rock of which he was manager 14 years..

Established and edited the Masonic Trowell.. Author of Masonic Monitor grand master of masons 1878-1879. Grand high priest 1880.. He helped organize State Anti-Saloon league. President Arkansas Press Assn.. One of founders of Ark. Methodist Orphanage... Superintendent of Arkansas Blind School.. Appointed colonel of militia in the Brooks-Baxter War by Governor Garland.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 61

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George Thornburgh, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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