|Lacy Herman Thornburg|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina|
March 17, 1995 – August 31, 2009
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Robert D. Potter|
|Succeeded by||Max O. Cogburn, Jr.|
|46th North Carolina Attorney General|
|Governor||James G. Martin|
|Preceded by||Rufus L. Edmisten|
|Succeeded by||Mike Easley|
December 20, 1929 |
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina (B.A.)
University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D.)
Lacy Herman Thornburg (born December 20, 1929) is an American lawyer and former judge; he served as the North Carolina attorney general from 1985 to 1993.
After serving in the United States Army, Thornburg attended Mars Hill College when it was a junior college. He then earned a law degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He practiced law in Webster, North Carolina from 1954 to 1967, and was meanwhile elected to three terms (1961–66) in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was then appointed and later elected as a state superior court judge, serving from 1967 until 1983.
He is the father of Alan Z. Thornburg and Lacy E. Thornburg, a Harvard-educated orthopaedic surgeon practicing in the Asheville area.
- News & Observer blog: A piece of the road for Thornburg. Projects.newsobserver.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-13.