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Lawyer

William Sewell Thorington, American lawyer. Served as First lieutenant and adjunct Alabama Corps of Cadets, 1864-1865; member firm of Morgan, Bragg & Thorington, 1871-1874 (John T. Morgan, afterwards United States senator; member of the board of trustees University of Alabama 18 years (resigned 1897). Appointed by governor delegate to Southern Commercial Congress, Mobile, Alabama, 1913.

Background

Thorington, William Sewell was born on July 30, 1847 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of Jack and Mary Lord (Parker) Thorington.

Education

Educated University of Alabama, Doctor of Laws, 1906.

Career

Served as First lieutenant and adjunct Alabama Corps of Cadets, 1864-1865. Admitted to bar, 1867. Member firm of Morgan, Bragg & Thorington, 1871-1874 (John T. Morgan, afterwards United States senator.

Walter L. Bragg, afterwards Interstate Commerce commissioner), Bragg & Thorington, 1871-1883. Alone, since 1883. Judge advocate general on staff of Governor E. A. O’Neal, 1882-1886. City attorney, Montgomery, 1891.

Judge City Court of Montgomery, 1892. Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, April 1892. Retired, December 1892.

Nominated as delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1901, under first legislative call. Declined renomination under second call. Dean law department University of Alabama, since 1897.

Appointed, August 1909, special master by United States Circuit Court for Middle District of Alabama, in the Railroad Rate Cases between the state and railroad companies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of City Code of Montgomery. Special reporter (by request of Court) of 2 vols. (C and CVII) Reports of Supreme Court of the Alabama.

Membership

Served as First lieutenant and adjunct Alabama Corps of Cadets, 1864-1865. Member firm of Morgan, Bragg & Thorington, 1871-1874 (John T. Morgan, afterwards United States senator. Member of the board of trustees University of Alabama 18 years (resigned 1897).

Appointed by governor delegate to Southern Commercial Congress, Mobile, Alabama, 1913.

Connections

Married Wilella Chilton, October 24, 1867.

father:
Jack Thorington

mother:
Mary Lord (Parker) Thorington

spouse:
Wilella Chilton