Thornton G. Berry Jr.

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December 13, 1904 – November 27, 1987

(1904-12-13) December 13, 1904 (age 117)
Sutton, West Virginia
DiedNovember 27, 1987(1987-11-27) (aged 82)
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationCheif Justice

Thornton Granville Berry Jr. (December 13, 1904 – November 27, 1987) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia from November 4, 1958[1] to December 31, 1976.[2]

He was born in Sutton (now part of West Virginia), the son of Thornton G. Berry and Mamie Newton née Kawalski Berry.[1] She was a member of the Colonial Dames of America.[3]

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.[2] Berry was a Democratic Party (United States)|Democrat.

First permanenet chief justice of West Virginia.

He appointed West Virginia's State Federal Conerence attendees.[4]


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  3. "Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1915". 1915.
  4. "The Third Branch". 1970.

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