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John Thornton

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Gender Male
Death105 years ago
Date of birth May 3,1949
Zodiac sign Taurus
Born Fort Monroe National Monument
United States
Date_of_died December 28,1917
United States
Party Democratic Party
Previous position Senator
BooksUnderwood Tariff Bill : Speech ... in the Senate of the United States, Thursday, July 31, 1913
The Kingdom of Kongo
Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800
The Kingdom of Kongo
The Kongolese Saint Anthony
Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles, and the Foundation of the Americas, 1585-1660
Education West Virginia University
University of Michigan
Played by Richard Armitage
Creators Elizabeth Gaskell
Movies/Shows North and South
Significant other Margaret Hale
SpousLinda Heywood
Awards 2008 Herskovits Prize (with Linda Heywood)
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John Thornton Life story

John K. Thornton is an American historian specializing in the history of Africa, the African Diaspora and the Atlantic world. He is a professor in the history department at Boston University.

John Thornton may refer to:


John Thornton (Australian cricketer) (1835–1919), Australian cricketer

John Thornton (Leicestershire cricketer) (1902–1993), English cricketer

John Thornton (baseball), American baseball pitcher

John Thornton (American football) (born 1976), American football player

John Thornton (athlete) (1911–1944), British Olympic hurdler

Government and politics

John Thornton (MP), English MP for Kingston upon Hull (UK Parliament constituency)

John Thornton (Canadian politician) (1823–1888), Canadian merchant and politician in Quebec

John Thornton (American politician) (1846–1917), American Louisiana politician and senator

Fictional characters

John Thornton, a leading character in Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild

John Thornton (North and South), a leading character in Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North and South


John Thornton (bishop), English 16th-century bishop and university administrator

John Thornton (glass painter), English York Minster stained glass designer between 1405 and 1408

John Thornton (cartographer) (1641–1708), English cartographer and hydrographer; see Turtle Gut Inlet

John Thornton (philanthropist) (1720–1790), merchant and Christian philanthropist

John Thornton (philosopher), British author, computer scientist and phenomenologist

John Thornton (historian) (born 1949), American historian

John L. Thornton, former president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs

John S. Thornton, bishop

John P. Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic Technology Inc.

John Wingate Thornton, American lawyer, historian, antiquarian, book collector and author

See also

Jolly Jack's Lost Mine, a legend about a secret gold mine discovered by Canadian prospector Jack Thornton

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