July 31, 2013 —
HARRISBURG, PA — Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa released the following statement concerning the death of former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton, who died on July 28.
“Pennsylvania has been blessed with many governors of outstanding ability and skill and, although his government service ended many years ago, I believe Governor Scranton was one of our most effective executives. His record of public service as governor and in various capacities on the national level is impressive. He serves as a role model for others who aspire to a life of public service.
“Pennsylvania, and our nation, are better places because of Governor Scranton. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Scranton family today as they mourn the loss of the former governor.”
Scranton was elected as governor of Pennsylvania in 1962, and he also served in the U.S House and served as ambassador to the United Nations.