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Dick Thornburgh to Address 2008 Law Graduates

Former U.S. Attorney General and past Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh will deliver the keynote address at Duquesne University’s 95th annual School of Law Commencement.

A member of the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkpatrick  & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, Thornburgh serves as an advisor and counselor to the firm’s government affairs clients on matters concerning federal, state and local governments as well as international organizations.

Thornburgh was elected governor of Pennsylvania in 1978 and was re-elected to the post in 1982. After a unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate, he served as attorney general of the United States from 1988-91 in the cabinets of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Thornburgh served as undersecretary general at the United Nations from 1992-93, and he was named one of Washington’s top criminal defense lawyers in 2004 by Washingtonian magazine.

Degrees will be conferred upon more than 150 students at the ceremony.

When: Sunday, June 1, at 11 a.m.

Where: The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

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