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Name Thornburg, Lacy Herman
City Asheville
State NC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1929 in Charlotte, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1929 in Charlotte, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, October 5, 1994; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) ID-NC-0001 : Thomas S. v. Flaherty
PC-NC-0002 : Epps v. Martin
PC-NC-0007 : Smith v. Bounds

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