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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