Lacy Herman Thornburg

Personal

Birthday: 
1929
Birthplace: 
Charlotte, NC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

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

Education

Name of School: 
University of North Carolina
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1952
Name of School - Second: 

University of North Carolina School of Law

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the nation's oldest, and clearly one of its most accomplished, public institutions. From the colonial period until the present day, graduates from the University's School of Law have played powerfully disproportionate roles in leading the state, the south and the nation. Our law faculty includes world-class scholars, award-winning teachers and noted practitioners. Carolina Law's student body is among the most highly credentialed and intellectually diverse in America. Our signature offerings in civil rights, banking, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy, and constitutional inquiry are among the best to be found in the academy. And our expansive array of skills and capstone courses provides impressive links between theory and practice. Carolina is a remarkable place to study law.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1954

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Court Name: 

North Carolina Western District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/1995
Termination Date: 
8/31/2009
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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