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Dick Thornburgh
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76th United States Attorney General
In office
August 15, 1988 – August 15, 1991
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Edwin Meese
Succeeded by William P. Barr
41st Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 16, 1979 – January 20, 1987
Lieutenant William Scranton
Preceded by Milton Shapp
Succeeded by Bob Casey Sr.
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
1975–1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Henry E. Petersen
Succeeded by Benjamin Civiletti
United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
In office
1969–1975
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by Gustave Diamond
Succeeded by Blair Griffith
Personal details
Born
Richard Lewis Thornburgh

(1932-07-16)July 16, 1932
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died December 31, 2020(2020-12-31) (aged 88)
Verona, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ginny Judson
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.

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