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Lacy Herman Thornburg

Lacy Herman Thornburg was American federal judge. Bar: United States District Court (western district) North Carolina. Chairman Jackson County Board Health, Sylva, 1965-1984; commissioner Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina Served with United States Army, 1947-1948. Member Lions, Masons, Shriners.

Background

  • Thornburg, Lacy Herman was born on December 20, 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Jesse Lafayette and Sarah Ann (Ziegler) Thornburg.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Mars Hill College, 1950. Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1951. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1954.

    Career

    • Practiced law, Webster, North Carolina, 1954-1967. Special judge Superior Court 30th Judicial District North Carolina, 1967—1971, judge, 1971—1983, emergency judge Webster, 1993-1994. Attorney general State of North Carolina, Raleigh, 1985-1992.

      Consultant National Indian Gaming Commission, 1994-1995. Judge United States District Court (western district) North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina, 1995—2009. Member staff Congressman Taylor, Sylva, North Carolina, 1960, Congressman David Hall, Sylva, 1959-1960.

      Member North Carolina House of Representatives, 1961-1965. Member North Carolina Courts Commission, North Carolina Criminal Code Commission, Capital Planning Commission, Raleigh.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: United States District Court (western district) North Carolina.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Chairman Jackson County Board Health, Sylva, 1965-1984. Commissioner Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina Served with United States Army, 1947-1948. Member Lions, Masons, Shriners.

    Personality

    Interests

    Fly fishing, skeet shooting.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Todd, September 6, 1953. Children: Sara Thornburg Evans, Lacy Eugene, Jesse Todd, Alan Ziegler.
    • father: Jesse Lafayette Thornburg
    • mother: Sarah Ann (Ziegler) Thornburg
    • spouse: Dorothy Todd
    • children: Sara Thornburg Evans Thornburg
    • Lacy Eugene Thornburg
    • Jesse Todd Thornburg
    • Alan Ziegler Thornburg
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