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 Laura Thornburgh

Laura Thornburgh

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 29 Mar 1973 (aged 88)
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 42635059 · View Source
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Author; daughter of Jacob Montgomery & Laura Pettibone Thornburg. Graduated from University of Tennessee 1904 with a B.A. Degree. Ms. Thornburgh also attended the University of Geneva and George Washington University, Columbia.

Ms. Thornburgh was a dramatic critic and book reviewer for the Knoxville Sentinal, 1907-1917; Scenario Editor Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 1917-1920; Film Editor National Non-Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Faculty Member (summers) University of Tennessee 1923; George Washington University 1924; Director of Educational Motion Pictures 1930-1932; Member of Adm. Association. University Women, League Am. Pen Women (chairman National Motion Picture Com 1932-1933), International Association of Arts and Letters, Chi Omega. Ms. Thornburgh was a Republican and Catholic.

Ms. Thornburgh wrote many feature articles for newspapers and magazines regarding the Great Smokey Mountain and kindred subjects.

Ms. Thornburgh wrote the book, "The Great Smokey Mountains" which was first published in 1938.

Ms. Thornburgh spent her summers at Thornborough Cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee with winters spent in Knoxville, Tn with her brother and mother.

*This information was Taken from Who's Who in America, 1936-1937


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  • Added: 2 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42635059
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Thornburgh (8 Feb 1885–29 Mar 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42635059, citing Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46780475) .