Tagged: ray thornton

‘He Was a Gentleman’ (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ray Thornton, who died last week at the age of 87, recalled an earlier era in Arkansas politics, when compromise wasn’t considered treason, when people could be political foes but personal friends or, at least, friendly.

Justice, Congressman, University President Ray Thornton Dies at 87

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 8:55 am

Raymond "Ray" Hoyt Thornton Jr., a former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice and U.S. representative, died Wednesday morning, according to his sister. He was 87.

U of A Libraries Add 1964 Collection

by Alexis Hosticka 7/16/2015 9:54 am

University of Arkansas Libraries announced on Thursday the opening of the Ray Thornton Papers, a 1964 manuscript collection.

Ray Thornton Donates Work, Personal Papers to University of Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/13/2013 11:14 am

Former Congressman and Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Ray Thornton is donating his personal and professional papers to the University of Arkansas Libraries.

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

by Eric Francis 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go.