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Summary Information

Title: Dick Thornburgh Papers, Series II. Early Legal Career
Collection Number: AIS.1998.30.02
Creator: Thornburgh, Dick

Collection Dates: 1950s-1970s
Extent: 6.88 linear feet

Language: English

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law ('57), Thornburgh remained in Pittsburgh and began his law career as staff counsel at the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). In 1959, he joined Kirkpatrick, Pomeroy, Lockhart and Johnson (K&L) and has remained associated with the firm when not holding a public service position. Thornburgh was elected to the Junior Bar Association of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1960 and became chairman in 1963, working to modernize the Pennsylvania judicial system. Files here are organized in six sections: "Legal and Personal Calendars"; "Law Work"; "Pennsylvania Junior Bar Association"; "Allegheny Bar Association"; "Neighborhood Legal Services"; and "Legal Reports on Courts." The files consist generally of correspondence, memoranda, case materials, event information, articles, news releases and reports. Researchers should note that the time frame here in "Early Law Career" coincides with or overlaps the following two collection sections on "Civic Activity," and "Politics" which have some related correspondence and files. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.