George M. Leader

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George M. Leader
36th Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 1955 – January 20, 1959
Lieutenant Roy Furman
Preceded by John Fine
Succeeded by David Lawrence
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 2, 1951 – November 30, 1954
Preceded by Guy Leader
Succeeded by Harry E. Seyler
Personal details
Born George Michael Leader
(1918-01-17)January 17, 1918
York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died May 9, 2013(2013-05-09) (aged 95)
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
Profession Politician

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.

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]

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

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