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Former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh’s life and legacy to be honored Oct. 15

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On Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, the University of Pittsburgh’s Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy will host a program and celebration of life at the University Club for Pittsburgh native and lawyer Dick Thornburgh (LAW ’57).

Thornburg was the 41st governor of Pennsylvania and served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division under President Gerald Ford, and U.S. Attorney General for President Ronald Reagan.

He died Dec. 31, 2020, following an extraordinary career and legacy of achievement and advocacy. He is widely respected as an ally for disability rights, having helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act, and for his leadership and response during the Three Mile Island nuclear crisis.

The celebration, “Learning from a Life Well Lived,” will feature discussions moderated by respected leaders, including a former chief of staff to President George W. Bush and a U.S. Attorney, around topics Thornburgh considered vital to our democracy.

Learn more about Thornburgh, and register for the event and reception, as seating is limited.

A memorial service will be held at Shadyside Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16.