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us: Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982



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    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. of Virginia Lib. for Scott, H. Papers, 1925-1977 (Morton, Thruston Ballard, 1907-; NUCMC files: Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Morton, Thruston Ballard, 1907-)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website, viewed July 20, 2015 (Morton, Thruston Ballard, (brother of Rogers C.B. Morton), a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born 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, Republican National Committee 1959-1961; 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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