Penn State Forum: Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh

"Policing Integrity in Key Institutions: Some Thoughts on World Com, The World Bank and CBS News" Thornburgh served as governor of Pennsylvania, attorney general of the United States under two presidents and was the highest-ranking American at the United Nations during a public career which spanned more than 25 years. He now is counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP. Elected governor of Pennsylvania in 1978 and re-elected in 1982, Thornburgh was the first Republican ever to serve two successive terms in that office. After his unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Thornburgh served three years as attorney general of the United States (1988-1991) in the cabinets of Presidents Reagan and Bush. He mounted an unprecedented attack on white-collar crime as the Department of Justice obtained a record number of connections of savings and loan and security officials, defense contractors and corrupt public officials. A native of Pittsburgh, Thornburgh was educated at Yale University, where he obtained an engineering degree, and at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as an editor of the Law Review.