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Subseries 12. Kirkpatrick and Lockhart (K & L)

Scope and Content Notes:

After Thornburgh resigned as Attorney General to run for the U.S. Senate seat, he rejoined Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, as he had done in the past when not holding public service positions. Thus the files contain some campaign related materials, from August-November 1991, but also event, trip and correspondence files from following the election. Of note is the fact that having lost the election, Thornburgh naturally was expecting to remain with the law firm. However, as with his career in the past, he was not expecting the call which came from President Bush, on February 3, 1992, stating "I'm not sure if this is something you would be interested in, but we need some help at the United Nations" ( Evidence, p. 316).

The files are primarily correspondence, event, and schedule related. They include both the campaign, and the post election period, prior to Thornburgh's subsequent naming as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, in February.

Of note are the files from the Rome Vatican-sponsored conference on drug and alcohol abuse. Experts from around the world attended and the trip gave Ginny Thornburgh the opportunity to start developing the agenda for the November 1992 disability conference. Also of particular interest are the files from Thornburgh's debate before the distinguished Oxford Union Society, entitled "This House Believes that British Citizens Need a Bill of Rights."

Section: Correspondence


Box 956
Folder 1-6 Pre-election congratulatory correspondence from miscellaneous persons April-September, 1991
Folder 7 Pre-election congratulatory correspondence from ambassadors and foreign dignitaries May-September, 1991
Folder 8 Pre-election congratulatory correspondence from US Attorneys August, 1991
Folder 9 Pre-election congratulatory correspondence from Washington DC persons August, 1991
Folder 10-12 Event Correspondence September, 1991-March, 1992
Folder 13-14 Event Regrets 1991-1992

Box 957
Folder 1 Event Regrets 1991-1992
Folder 2-3 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1991-1992
Folder 4-6 Chronological Correspondence September, 1991-February, 1992
Folder 7-9 Alphabetical Correspondence: A-C 1991-1992

Box 958
Folder 1-18 Alphabetical Correspondence: D-Z 1991-1992

Section: Post-election Schedules and Events

Folder 19 Long range schedules November 11, 1991-April 5, 1992
Folder 20 Conference on "Doing Business in Central and Eastern Europe," keynote address by Dick Thornburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, November 12, 1991

Box 959
Folder 1-2 Vatican Conference on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, address by Dick Thornburgh, Rome, Italy November 23, 1991
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Society Ninety-third Annual Dinner, New York, NY December 14, 1991
Folder 4-5 Annual meeting of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association, luncheon address on civil justice reform by Dick Thornburgh, Washington DC January 14, 1992
Folder 6-8 Oxford Union Society debate, "This House Believes that British Citizens Need a Bill of Rights," Oxford, England, folder 1 January 30, 1992
Folder 9 Pittsburgh Legal Spectrum conference and trade show, "Choosing Public Service," with address by Dick Thornburgh, Pittsburgh, PA February 6, 1992
Folder 10 Cancelled events--after nomination as Under-Secretary General of the United Nations; letter to K&L re leaving firm for one year January-April, 1992

Section: Telephone Logs

Folder 11 September 5, 1991-February 25, 1992