Former PA Gov. George Leader Has Died

According to AP state politics reporter Marc Levy:

Leader served from 1955 to 1959, limited to four years in office because of an old term-limit law. He was the oldest living former governor in the country, according to his biographer. A Democrat, he implemented Pennsylvania’s first major civil rights law. He also helped reform political patronage jobs, professionalize mental health services, and boost manufacturing in economically ravaged areas.

Here he is in ’54, gracing the cover of Time.