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Dick Thornburgh, Pa. ex-governor and US attorney general, dies

Obit Dick Thornburgh
Posted at 6:29 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 19:29:26-05

Former federal attorney general and Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh has died at age 88.

Thornburgh died Thursday morning at a retirement community facility outside Pittsburgh, his son David said. The cause is not yet known.

Thornburgh built a reputation as a crime-busting federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh and won praise for his cool handling as governor of the Three Mile Island partial nuclear meltdown in 1979.