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In His Footsteps: William Thornton (1759-1828)

This multitalented architect and inventor was also a painter, an author of medical books (especially on methods to teach the deaf to read), and a fervent abolitionist. But he is remembered best as the designer of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

  • Birthplace: Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I.
  • Residences: Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I.; London, England; and Washington, D.C.
  • Resting Place: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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