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William Thornton 
British architect and activist
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Date of birth20 May 1759
Jost Van Dyke
Date of death28 March 1828
Washington, D.C.
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English: Dr. William Thornton (May 20, 1759 - March 28, 1828) was an early American 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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