Dick Thornburgh

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Dick Thornburgh
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76th United States Attorney General
In office
August 15, 1988 – August 15, 1991
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byEdwin Meese
Succeeded byWilliam P. Barr
41st Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 16, 1979 – January 20, 1987
LieutenantWilliam Scranton
Preceded byMilton Shapp
Succeeded byBob Casey Sr.
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
1975–1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byHenry E. Petersen
Succeeded byBenjamin Civiletti
United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
1969–1975
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded byGustave Diamond
Succeeded byBlair Griffith
Personal details
Born
Richard Lewis Thornburgh

(1932-07-16) July 16, 1932 (age 87)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ginny Judson
EducationYale University (BS)
University of Pittsburgh (LLB)

Richard Lewis "Dick" Thornburgh (born July 16, 1932) is an American lawyer and Republican politician. He served as the 41st Governor of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987, and then as the U.S. Attorney General from 1988 to 1991.

Thornburg resigned as Attorney General to run for the United States Senate in Pennsylvania in 1991, but lost to Democratic Harris Wofford.

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