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George Whiteley Thornton, American investment company executive. Recipient Dirksen Memorial award Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, 1979, Employer of Year award.


Thornton, George Whiteley was born on August 11, 1936 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry Moser and Virginia (Whiteley) Thornton.


Bachelor of Arts, University Virginia, 1958.


Assistant to president manufacturing, Dentsply International, York, Pennsylvania, 1963-1969;vice president manufacturing, Dentsply International, York, Pennsylvania, 1969-1979;senior vice president, Dentsply International, York, Pennsylvania, 1979-1985;president, board directors, Thornton Group Ltd., since 1985;chairman, chief Executive officer, Thornton-White Inc., Charleston, South Carolina., 1986-1992. Board directors Dentsply International, York, Commonwealth National Bank (York region).


Board directors United Way, York County, 1974-1976. Executive committee National Alliance Businessman, York, 1972-1973, chairman, York metro, 1974-1975. Board directors Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, 1979-1981.

Board trustees Right to Work Defense and Education Foundation, 1979-1981. Member of The Club at Pelican Bay (Florida), Country Club of York (Pennsylvania), Delta Phi.


Married Dianne Fay George, September 9, 1961. Children: Sandra Whiteley, William Foster.

Henry Moser Thornton

Virginia (Whiteley) Thornton

Dianne Fay George

Sandra Whiteley Thornton

William Foster Thornton