• Born year: 1937
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 2004-02-16
Charley Thornton

Charles J. "Charley" Thornton (6 June 1936 – 16 February 2004) was an important American college sports figure.Charley Thornton was born on June 6, 1936 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He graduated from Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1954. Thornton graduated from Arkansas State College in 1958 earning the award as the top male student.