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Thornburg, Lacy Herman
Born 1929 in Charlotte, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 11, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert D. Potter. Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 1995, and received commission on March 17, 1995. Service terminated on August 31, 2009, due to retirement.

Education:
University of North Carolina, B.A., 1952
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1954

Professional Career:
U.S. Army private first class, 1947-1948
Private practice, Webster, North Carolina, 1954-1967
State representative, North Carolina, 1961-1966
Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, Thirtieth Judicial District, 1967-1983, 1993-1994; special judge, 1967-1971; resident judge, 1971-1983; emergency judge, 1993-1994
Attorney general, State of North Carolina, 1985-1992
Consultant, National Indian Gaming Commission, 1994-1995

 

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