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Benjamin Campbell Thornal, American judge. Served as Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II; Member American Law Institute, Florida Bar, United States (director 1939-1941), Florida (president 1939-1940) Junior C.’s of Commerce., Order of the Coif, also frats. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Blue Key.

Background

Thornal, Benjamin Campbell was born on October 15, 1908 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Benjamin Campbell and Henrietta F. (Wagener) Thornal.

Education

Bachelor of Laws University Florida, 1930.

Career

Bar, 1930, practiced in Orlando, 1930-1955. City attorney, Orlando, 1938-1941. 46-48, 52-55; county attorney Orange County, Florida, 1941-1943.

Justice Supreme Court of the Florida, 1955-1970, chief justice, 1965-1967. Legislative aide to governor of Florida, 1943, 53. Trustee U. Florida Endowment Corporation.

Vice chairman of the board of trustees Florida Southern College.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, compiler: Code City of Orlando, 1948.

Religion

Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

Politics

Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II. Member American Law Institute, Florida Bar, United States (director 1939-1941), Florida (president 1939-1940) Junior C.’s of Commerce., Order of the Coif, also frats. Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Blue Key.

Connections

Married Alyce Carolyn Letton, November 7, 1936. Children: Alyce (Mistress.

father:
Benjamin Campbell Thornal

mother:
Henrietta F. (Wagener) Thornal

spouse:
Alyce Carolyn Letton

child:
Alyce (Mrs Thornal