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  Morton, Thruston B.
NameThruston B. Morton
Louisville, Kentucky , United States
Born August 19, 1907
DiedAugust 14, 1982 (74 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 08, 2016 04:31am
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Infoborn in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 19, 1907; attended the public schools and Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Va.; graduated from Yale University in 1929; engaged in the grain and milling business; during the Second World War served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve 1941-1946; director of the Louisville Board of Trade, Louisville Goodwill Industries, Frontier Nursing Service, and Lincoln Institute; also interested in banking; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth, Eighty-first, and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations by President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1956; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1956; reelected in 1962 and served from January 3, 1957, until his resignation on December 16, 1968; was not a candidate for reelection in 1968

Chairman of the Republican National Committee 1959-1961

Chairman of the Republican National Convention, 1964

Vice chairman of the board and director, Liberty National Bank, Louisville, Ky.; chairman of the board and director, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.; president, American Horse Council; resided in Louisville, Ky. until his death there on August 14, 1982; interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.


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Father David Clark Morton 0000-
Brother Rogers C. B. Morton 1914-1979

  11/06/1962 KY US Senate Won 52.76% (+5.51%)
  05/29/1962 KY US Senate - R Primary Won 91.19% (+82.38%)
  07/28/1960 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  00/00/1959 RNC Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1956 KY US Senate Won 50.35% (+0.69%)
  05/29/1956 KY US Senate - R Primary Won 70.64% (+48.84%)
  11/07/1950 KY - District 03 Won 55.53% (+11.07%)
  11/02/1948 KY - District 03 Won 52.96% (+6.63%)
  11/05/1946 KY - District 03 Won 58.12% (+16.24%)
  08/03/1946 KY District 3 - R Primary Won 81.95% (+70.64%)
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall