Politicians

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   James-Throckmorton-Texas-Gov

(later elected to Congress)  

  

Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton  Governor of IndianaGovernor of Indiana (later elected to U.S. Senate)

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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!