Former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh dies at 88
Thornburgh Served a Term as U.S. Attorney General
Last updated 1/7/2021 at 12:17pm
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh, who also served as U.S. Attorney General in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Thursday at age 88.
The cause of Thornburgh's death had not been released as of late Thursday afternoon.
A former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Thornburg ran for governor in 1978 as a Republican, defeating Pittsburgh Mayor Pete Flaherty on an anti-corruption platform. He ran again in 1982 and won a second term by defeating U.S. Rep. Allan Ertel.
Following the end of his second term, he was named to lead the U.S. Justice Department in 1988 by Pr...