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George M. Leader

Governor of Pennsylvania

George Michael Leader (January 17, 1918 – May 9, 2013) was an American politician. He was the 36th Governor of Pennsylvania from January 18, 1955 until January 20, 1959. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was born and grew up in York County, Pennsylvania. As of 2013, he was the only person from that county ever to be elected governor of the state. His father was politician Guy Leader.

George M. Leader
36th Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 1955 – January 20, 1959
LieutenantRoy Furman
Preceded byJohn Fine
Succeeded byDavid Lawrence
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 2, 1951 – November 30, 1954
Preceded byGuy Leader
Succeeded byHarry E. Seyler
Personal details
Born
George Michael Leader

(1918-01-17)January 17, 1918
York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 9, 2013(2013-05-09) (aged 95)
Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Mary Jane Strickler
(?-2011; her death)
Alma materGettysburg College
University of Pennsylvania
OccupationChicken hatchery operator
ProfessionPolitician

Leader was born on January 17, 1918 in York, Pennsylvania. He studied at Gettysburg College and at the University of Pennsylvania. Leader was married to Mary Jane Strickler until her death in 2011. Leader died on May 9, 2013 from natural causes in his home in Hershey, Pennsylvania, aged 95.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Snyder, Myles (9 May 2013). "Former governor George Leader dies". abc27. Retrieved 9 May 2013.

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