Dick Thornburgh, former Pennsylvania Governor and US Attorney General, died on December 31 at the age of 88. Gov. Thornburgh served as Pennsylvania’s 41st Governor from 1979- 1987, and was known for his handling of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979. In 1988, he was appointed US Attorney General by President Ronald Reagan, and was retained by President George H.W. Bush. As US Attorney General, Mr. Thornburgh helped to shepherd in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Survivors include his wife, the former Ginny Judson, three sons from his first marriage, John Thornburgh of Wexford, Pa., David Thornburgh of Philadelphia and Peter Thornburgh of Pittsburgh; a son from his second marriage, William Thornburgh of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.