Dick Thornburgh is a lawyer and Republican politician who served as the Governor of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987, and then as the U.S. Attorney General from 1988 to 1991 in the administration of former President George H.W. Bush, in which Robert S. Strauss, Esq. served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
October 14, 1997
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Hon. Richard Thornburgh
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
RE: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Employment Inquiry - Homicide/Violence Risk
Dear Governor Thornburgh:
I am writing to assure the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart that at the time of my employment inquiry in the year 1992, to which Paralegal/Law Clerk Coordinator Patricia A. Keller responded by letter dated October 28, 1992 (copy attached), I did not intentionally withhold any facts pertinent to my current mental illness: an apparently rare form of paranoid schizophrenia--a debilitating psychotic disorder--that causes me to become more intelligent even as the illness worsens in severity, and which cannot be detected on comprehensive psychological testing as performed by a major medical center.
As a courtesy to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart I forward (on the enclosed computer disc) two pleadings that I filed in the D.C. Court of Appeals, in a currently pending appeal, that will satisfy any questions you or the firm's partners may have concerning the risk of violence (including homicide) to which I unintentionally subjected your firm. The disc also contains a document pertinent to a criminal investigation instituted by the Federal Protective Service (Jerry McGill, S.A.), ancillary to concerns, affirmed as genuine by the Government of the District of Columbia, relating to a reported risk of violence (including homicide) that I posed at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, my former employer.
For your additional information, I enclose a collection of letters that, hopefully, will clarify this matter for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart.
Supervisory Special Agent David M. Bowie, FBI Washington Field Office, is familiar with this matter. Mr. Bowie may be reached at (202) 252 7801.
cc: Hon. Arlen Specter