William Thornton

(Dr. William Thornton)

William Thornton
William Thornton
  • Born: May 20, 1759
  • Died: March 28, 1828
  • Nationality: British, American
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Dr. William Thornton was a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capitol. He also served as the first Architect of the Capitol and first Superintendent of the United States Patent Office.

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