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Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 21 April 1888 p 4
We notice that Will W. Thornton, Esq of Crawfordsville, is spoken of as a candidate for the nomination of Reporter of the Supreme Court.  He is well known by several persons of this county who speak very highly of him as a man, and his qualifications for the position.  If elected he will make a splendid officer.

From the Rochester Daily Republican – WW Thornton, a prominent attorney of Crawfordsville, will be a candidate for the nomination of Supreme Court Reporter before the Republican State Convention.  Mr. Thornton is a scholarly gentlemen, a good lawyer and his vast experience as a write rand compiler of law books has eminently titled him to acceptably fill the position to which he aspires.

From the Connersville Daily News – It comes to our knowledge that the name of WW Thorntown, Esq of Crawfordsville will be presented to the Republican State Convention as a candidate for Reporter of Supreme Court. We have a personal acquaintance with the gentleman and know him to be in every way qualified for the honorable position. He is a good lawyer and will make a thorough and telling canvass of the state if given the nomination. He has all the qualities of a winning candidate and would be a help to the general ticket.
From the Auburn Dispatch – Mr. WW Thornton of Crawfordsville will be a candidate for the nomination of Supreme Court Reporter before the Republican State Convention.  Mr. Thornton is a graduate of the University of Michigan has practiced law a number of years in this state and is the author of several valuable law books (Statutory Constructions and Citations for one). He has been an interesting writer for law periodicals and has gained a wide reputation among judges and eminent lawyers throughout the country. He has special friends among the legal fraternity in this county all of whom speak in the highest terms of him. (couple of other articles then one below is the best)

From the Logansport Daily Journal – The Crawfordsville Journal makes the following complimentary mention of the candidacy of a native and former resident of this city and county, which will be most heartily endorsed by the people of this county almost without distinction of party.  Mr. Thornton’s stainless character as a man gives him the respect of all who know him and his intellectual and professional attainments are a matter of pride to the many friends here who have known him from childhood and witnessed his successful career with the greatest of pleasure. Our Crawfordsville namesake speaks of him as follows: The Journal has already intimated that Mr. W.W. Thorntown of this county will be a candidate for the nomination of Supreme Court reporter before the Republic State Convention. A Native of this state he has always taken an interest in its welfare and development. Until past his majority he resided on a farm. In 1876 he graduated form the law school of the University of Michigan, practice law in this state until the fall of 1880 when he was appointed Deputy Attorney General of the State where he was afterward entrusted with the management of that office for weeks at a time. Since 1882 he has prepared for publication three law books, two especially for this state. One of them, Statutory Construction has over 50,000 citation of cases and statues, and has had the widest sale within the same length of time of any law book ever published in the state. His work on “Juries and Instructions,” is well received throughout the state. Besides compiling these works he has been an untiring writer of articles for law periodicals, having written for all of a general circulation published in the United States.  He has been urged by law writers having more than a national reputation to prepare works upon several topics of the law. His writings have attracted the attention of the legal profession throughout this country and brought letters of inquiry from many prominent judges and lawyers. He has been tendered the editorship of several prominent law periodicals. The edition of the school law in this State in 1884 was nearly all prepared by him. This work of writing has especially fitted him for the office of Reporter. All who know him can testify that he has been an ardent Republican of untiring energy and industry. His candidacy wherever known has met with favor and he has received many assurances of help from eminent persons throughout the state. Personally he is in every way worthy of the confidence and support of everyone who would find pleasure in recognizing and encouraging genuine worth. He is in every way qualified for the office.
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