Marmaduke Knox Thornton Jr. Papers

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US TxAM-C 1278

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Marmaduke Knox Thornton Jr. Papers


  • 1892-1990 (Creation)


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Marmaduke Knox Thornton Jr. was born in 1892 in Arkansas. He attended Mississippi A&M College (now Mississippi State University) and graduated in 1909 with a BS in Education. Thornton married Lucille Ramsey on December 28, 1921. They had two children, Lucille Thornton, and Marmaduke III.  He was a professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M College from 1919-1934. He later became various specialists at Texas A&M College along with the Agricultural Extension services until his retirement in 1964. Thornton Jr. died on January 8, 1984, in Bryan, TX.

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This collection contains a biography of Thornton, personal poetry, correspondence, photographs, and papers on the Chemist’s work in chemical and agricultural engineering at TAMC (Texas A&M College) and TAEX (Texas Agricultural Extension Service).

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  • English

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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.

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