Former PA Gov. George Leader Has Died
According to AP state politics reporter Marc Levy:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Funeral home says former Pa. Gov. George Leader hasdied at age 95.
— Marc Levy (@timelywriter) May 9, 2013
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.