George M. Leader
|George M. Leader|
|36th Governor of Pennsylvania|
January 18, 1955 – January 20, 1959
|Preceded by||John Fine|
|Succeeded by||David Lawrence|
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 28th district
January 2, 1951 – November 30, 1954
|Preceded by||Guy Leader|
|Succeeded by||Harry E. Seyler|
|Born||George Michael Leader
January 17, 1918
York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 9, 2013
Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Jane Strickler
(?-2011; her death)
|Alma mater||Gettysburg College
University of Pennsylvania
|Occupation||Chicken hatchery operator|
George Michael Leader (January 17, 1918 – May 9, 2013) was an American politician. He served as the 36th Governor of Pennsylvania from January 18, 1955 until January 20, 1959. He was a member of the Democratic Party, and a native of 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.
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.
References[change | change source]
- Snyder, Myles (9 May 2013). "Former governor George Leader dies". abc27. Retrieved 9 May 2013.