Thomas Langhorne has made significant contributions to judicial education on a national scale as an educator and was honored with NASJE’s Karen Thorson Award.
“After playing hooky for a bit, I came home to help Jim saw wood for tomorrow and split kindlings before dinner time – as is tradition.”
Early Life and Education
Early on in his life, Thomas Langhorne attended Cedar Fork School through fifth grade and Luther P. Jackson School until eleventh grade, when he graduated Riverhead High School and the University of Maryland. Following this he married Rose Trent and had one son Sherman Langhorne before serving 24 years on Cumberland County Planning and Zoning Board and volunteering at Cumberland 4-H Extension Office as a volunteer leader.
Langhorne was able to draw boys from wealthy families into his private school despite limited income; he leased Loretto House in 1827 and later purchased it outright, eventually enrolling up to 69 pupils; most from wealthy backgrounds in the surrounding countryside.
Crystal Langhorne faced many people’s criticism when she chose Maryland over UConn, but she proved them all wrong by becoming one of Brenda Frese’s standout players and leading Maryland to its inaugural national title victory. Since then she has been honored with induction into Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame.
Langhorne holds fond memories from her college career against North Carolina as one of her proudest moments, setting the screen that allowed Kristi Toliver to hit her game-winning shot and defeating them 6-4. That momentous occasion remains vivid for Langhorne today as she works her way towards becoming a professional tour golfer.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Langhorne is a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and has been honored on multiple All-ACC Teams. She holds multiple individual career records for Maryland Terrapins women’s basketball team; including being their all-time leading scorer with 8,898 points. Furthermore, she leads in field goal attempts with 1,8668 attempts – both being incredible feats!
Anna Mary Williamson made an impactful contribution to education throughout Philadelphia and Aiken, South Carolina by contributing large sums for schools such as Middletown Preparative Meeting School and Children’s Country Week Association as well as Schofield Normal and Industrial School for Negro Youth in Aiken. Unfortunately not much is known of Anna Mary Williamson’s daily activities but she had a profound effect on them both.
Once she retired, she quickly immersed herself into community organizations by serving on several boards: Medical College of Pennsylvania Board, Bucks County Planned Parenthood Board and Newtown Friends School; she also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Thomas was the son of Henry Scarsbrook Langhorne and Frances Callaway and became an esteemed scholar, teacher and author during his lifetime. In particular he enjoyed Yankee baseball and antique cars while also finding great pleasure in working on his property in retirement.
From 1860-1877 he served as Classics master at Tonbridge School in Kent and was known for being “manly and vigorous master”, in addition to strict discipline.
Thomas Gibson Langhorne died peacefully at age 93 on July 9, 2002 in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, United States. He is survived by his wife and children and was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery after suffering from a heart attack which ultimately resulted in his demise. Thomas Gibson Langhorne had also been an active Knights of Columbus member.
Thomas Langhorne was an influential and wealthy businessman, known for owning and operating Virginia’s largest newspaper as well as other businesses and investments that estimated his net worth at over one billion dollars.
Thomas Airey Langhorne was born in December of 1843 in his birth place of New Hampshire and had two siblings: John Langhorne and Ellen Langhorne. Unfortunately he passed away the same month on November 7th 1922.
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