|76th United States Attorney General|
August 15, 1988 – August 15, 1991
George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Edwin Meese|
|Succeeded by||William P. Barr|
|41st Governor of Pennsylvania|
January 16, 1979 – January 20, 1987
|Preceded by||Milton Shapp|
|Succeeded by||Bob Casey Sr.|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division|
|Preceded by||Henry E. Petersen|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Civiletti|
|United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania|
|Preceded by||Gustave Diamond|
|Succeeded by||Blair Griffith|
Richard Lewis Thornburgh
July 16, 1932
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||December 31, 2020 (aged 88)|
|Education||Yale 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.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Couluombis, Angela (December 31, 2020). "Former Pa. Gov. Dick Thornburgh dies at 88". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Dick Thornburgh Papers Archived 2015-05-02 at the Wayback Machine at the University of Pittsburgh.
- The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy
- Finding Aid for the Jay C. Waldman Papers, 1968–2003, AIS.2007.10, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
- Professional biography, K&L Gates Archived 2014-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Selection of Thornburgh quotes re Puerto Rico
- Speaking biography Archived 2014-04-05 at the Wayback Machine