Ex governatore della Pennsylvania. e il procuratore generale degli Stati Uniti Dick Thornburgh è morto a 88

Washington Richard “Cazzo” Thornburgh, un ex governatore repubblicano della Pennsylvania che ha continuato a servire come procuratore generale degli Stati Uniti sotto due presidenti, è morto all'età 88, according to an announcement from the Pennsylvania governor’s office.

In honor of Thornburgh, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday ordered the US and Pennsylvania flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff immediately.
Thornburgh served as Pennsylvania’s governor for two terms between 1979 e 1987. The following year he was tapped by President Ronald Reagan to lead the Justice Department, a position he kept during George H. W. Bush’s administration, fino a 1991.
Governor Thornburgh served two terms as governor of Pennsylvania, and calm, grounded leadership was a hallmark of his governorship,” Wolf said in a statement.
    In this December 13, 1978, file di foto, Pennsylvania Governor-elect Dick Thornburgh waves at photographers from the front steps of the Sate Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Thornburgh’s tenure as governor is marked in part by his management of the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear crisis, when a partial meltdown at the plant resulted in the most serious accident at a commercial nuclear power plant in US history.
    He guided Pennsylvania through a tumultuous period in our commonwealth’s history following the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power station,” Wolf said. “His was a necessary and steady voice of calm in the midst of crisisAll of Pennsylvania mourns the loss of one of our great public servants.
    The nuclear accident occurred just 71 days after Thornburgh was sworn in as governor. Among some of his early actions during the crisis was his ordering of the evacuation of pregnant women and young children from the area. Though there’s no indication the release of radiation caused any health issues among either employees or the general public, the incident led to stricter federal oversight of nuclear power plants.
    Thornburgh alsobalanced the state budget each year during his two gubernatorial terms, reduced personal and business tax rates, cut the state’s record high indebtedness, and left a surplus of $ 350 milioni,” secondo il National Governors Association.
      At the Justice Department, Thornburgh focused on white-collar crime, drug trafficking and terrorism, tra le altre questioni, according to the NGA.
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