Scranton Mourns As Former Governor William Scranton Dies at 96

In sadder Scranton news than we’ve recently brought you, the man whose family gave the town its name died Sunday night in his California retirement community of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 96. From 1963 to 1967 the Rockefeller Republican was Governor of Pennsylvania. And like Rockefeller, he unsuccessfully challenged conservative GOP nominee Barry Goldwater for the 1964  presidential nomination. Scranton also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Before the wealthy Scrantons came along, by the way, the place was called Slocum Hollow. [AP]