U.S. Attorney General Thornburgh in hospital: family
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[June 23, 2014]
(Reuters) - Richard Thornburgh, a
former U.S. attorney general and two-term Pennsylvania governor, has
been hospitalized in Pittsburgh, his family said on Sunday.
Thornburgh, 81, who served as U.S. attorney general under
President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush, suffered a
mild stroke on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported,
citing Thornburgh's wife, Ginny Thornburgh.
"He is resting comfortably and receiving excellent care at UPMC
Presbyterian," Thornburgh's family said in a statement released
through the hospital. "He is awake, alert and looking forward to a
A spokeswoman for UPMC Presbyterian declined to comment on the
report of a stroke or Thornburgh's condition. The hospital is part
of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Thornburgh gained national attention as governor in March 1979 when
the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania, had a partial meltdown just months into his first
term. He was re-elected and served until 1987.
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After serving as U.S. attorney general, Thornburgh served as
undersecretary general to the United Nations.
(Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Mohammad
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