Graduate Choate School, 1939. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1944. Postgraduate (Fellow), Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1951-1953.
Graduate Barnes Foundation, 1953. Rinehart Graduate School Sculpture, Baltimore, 1958. Bachelor of Fine Arts (honorary) Maryland.
Institute College Art, 1996.
June 8, 1978); children— William Thorn III (deceased), Michael C. Exhibited sculpture Lever House, New York City, National Academy of Design, New York City, Baltimore Sculptor's Exhibit, York, Pennsylvania, Beverly, Massachusetts, Gloucester, Woodmere Gallery, Germantown, Pennsylvania. Represented in private collections, United States. Executed large granite memorial, Montclair, New Jersey, also many animal sculpture studies and commissions.
Served as pilot, Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Artists Professional League, National Sculpture Society. Member Society of Cincinnati.
Married Barbara Eldred Case, June 17, 1943 (deceased. Children: William Thorn III (deceased), Michael C. Exhibited sculpture Lever House, New York City, National Academy of Design, New York City, Baltimore.