We seem to have many centuries of Throckmortons active in public life but least known to some of us may be the Americans. Here are but a few, with links for details:
James Webb Throckmorton – Governor of Texas
(later elected to Congress)
Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton Governor of Indiana –Governor of Indiana (later elected to U.S. Senate)
- photo courtesy Lynn Sherman
Although he went by “Gov. Morton”, the Sitherwood genealogy book shows him as individual #3007 and mentions the full name became awkward in public life. See biography here. Clip art.
|GOV. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY THROCK MORTON DAY
Held in Centerville, Indiana May 15, 2009. Folks, this was a great ceremony.
O. P. Morton was one of the original founders of the Republican Party. Thanks to Jim
Resh of the Dept. of Tourism for organizing this event. Centerville is a charming place and THE place to visit for antiques and appreciate history. Again, Throckmortons say “thank you” to Jim Resh,
Centerville, and Wayne County Indiana!