Former Pennsylvania Governor George Leader dies aged 95
Friday, May 10, 2013
Leader's death, at a retirement community he and his wife founded in 1985, comes after the former governor suffered a short illness. The community's spokeswoman, Kelly S. Kuntz, announced Leader's death.
Leader was born in World War II, Leader served as an in the ., Pennsylvania in 1918. After graduating from the in 1939, he joined his father's poultry business. Shortly thereafter, in
After serving in the Democrat, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in the . Sworn-in in 1955, he served as Governor until 1959.for four years, Leader, a
Upon taking office at the age of 37, Leader became the second-youngest Governor of Pennsylvania behind, who was 32 years old at his 1883 inauguration.
Current Pennsylvania Governormandated state flags be flown at half staff until the evening of Leader's burial. Corbett also praised Leader, describing him as someone who "defied political labels and conventional thinking in his tireless work for Pennsylvania and its people."
Former Pennsylvania Governoralso commented on Leader's death, saying he would be remembered as "a man who cared very deeply about what happened around him."
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