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Dick Thornburgh

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Dick Thornburgh
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
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byHenry E. Petersen
Succeeded byBenjamin Civiletti
United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded byGustave Diamond
Succeeded byBlair Griffith
Personal details
Richard Lewis Thornburgh

(1932-07-16)July 16, 1932
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedDecember 31, 2020(2020-12-31) (aged 88)
Verona, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ginny Judson
EducationYale University (BS)
University of Pittsburgh (LLB)

Richard Lewis "Dick" Thornburgh (July 16, 1932 – December 31, 2020) was 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.

Thornburgh died on December 31, 2020 in Verona, Pennsylvania at the age of 88.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Couluombis, Angela (December 31, 2020). "Former Pa. Gov. Dick Thornburgh dies at 88". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 31, 2020.

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