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Robert Lee Thornton

Robert Lee Thornton, American banker. Mason (33°).


  • Thornton, Robert Lee was born on August 10, 1880 in Hico, Texas, United States. Son of William Travis and Polly Ann (Weatherby) Thornton.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.


    • Store clerk at Bristol, Texas, 1897-1903. Traveling salesman, 1904-1908. President Mercantile Bank & Trust Company (now Mercantile National Bank) 1916-1947, now chairman.

      Director Texas Short Line Railway, Lone Star Steel Company, Dallas Power and Light Company, Southwestern Life Insurance Company, also Burrus Mills, Inc., Dallas Hotel Company (Adolphus). Owner, operator ranch, raising registered Aberdeen-Angus cattle, Argyle, Texas President State Fair of Texas Mayor of Dallas, since 1953. Organizer, member Dallas Citizens Council.

      Director Dallas Clearing House Association, Dallas Chamber of Commerce., Southwestern Medical Foundation, Texas Research Foundation, Community Chest, Trinity Improvement Association, Dallas Grand Opera Association, Dallas Symphony Orchestra.


    Mason (33°).; Clubs: Little Sandy Hunting and Fishing.


    • Married Mary Metta Stiles, June 1, 1905. Children: Katherine Marie (Mistress.
    • father: William Travis Thornton
    • mother: Polly Ann (Weatherby) Thornton
    • spouse: Mary Metta Stiles
    • child: Katherine Marie (Mrs Thornton
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    Born August 10, 1880
    Died February 15, 1964
    (aged 83)