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Dick Thornburgh Award Created To Recognize Federal Prosecutors

A new annual award named after Governor Dick Thornburgh (pictured) recognizes outstanding federal prosecutors in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy at the University of Pittsburgh was established in 2007 in honor of Dick Thornburgh as a former Attorney General of the United States and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Thornburgh is a Pitt Law alumnus.

Scott Brady, U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Pennsylvania, said the award honors an outstanding prosecutor who “exhibits the commitment to justice and the highest ethical standards that were embodied by General Thornburgh throughout his career.” On Nov 5. the inaugural award went to Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Conway, chief of the major crimes division.

His son, John Thornburgh, said his father “has a lifelong passion for the Department of Justice and is thrilled to have his name associated with this annual award given for outstanding service in the U. S. Attorney’s office where his career began.”