|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.|
|47th North Carolina Attorney General|
|Governor||James G. Martin|
|Preceded by||Rufus L. Edmisten|
|Succeeded by||Mike Easley|
|Born||Lacy Herman Thornburg
December 20, 1929
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Education||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 retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. He served as the North Carolina attorney general from 1985 to 1993.
Education and career
Thornburg was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1952. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1954. He was in the United States Army as a Private First Class from 1947 to 1948. He was in private practice of law in Webster, North Carolina from 1954 to 1967. He was a Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1961 to 1966. He was a Special judge of the Superior Court of the 30th Judicial District of North Carolina from 1967 to 1971. He was a Resident judge of the Superior Court of the 30th Judicial District of North Carolina from 1971 to 1983. He was the state attorney general of State of North Carolina from 1985 to 1992. He was an Emergency judge of the Superior Court of the 30th Judicial District of North Carolina from 1993 to 1994. He was a Consultant for the Indian Gaming Commissioner from 1994 to 1995.
Federal judicial service
Thornburg was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Thornburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 11, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert D. Potter. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 17, 1995, and received commission the same day. He retired on August 31, 2009.
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.
Robert Daniel Potter
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Max O. Cogburn, Jr.
Rufus L. Edmisten
|Attorney General of North Carolina