前宾夕法尼亚州政府. and US Attorney General Dick Thornburgh dead at 88

华盛顿州 理查德 “迪克” Thornburgh, a former Republican governor of Pennsylvania who went on to serve as US attorney general under two presidents, 已经去世了 88, according to an announcement from the Pennsylvania governor’s office.

In honor of Thornburgh, 民主政府. 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 和 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, 直到 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, 档案照片, Pennsylvania Governor-elect Dick Thornburgh waves at photographers from the front steps of the Sate Capitol in Harrisburg, 宾夕法尼亚州.

    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 百万,” 根据 National Governors Association.
      At the Justice Department, Thornburgh focused on white-collar crime, drug trafficking and terrorism, among other issues, according to the NGA.
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