1/17/1918 - 5/9/2013
Politics Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of George Leader
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Gov. George M. Leader, who rose from humble roots on a chicken farm to become governor in 1955, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 95.
Two grandchildren were with Leader when he died at 5 a.m. at his home at Country Meadows nursing home in Hershey, part of retirement-community chain that he founded, said spokeswoman Kelly S. Kuntz.
"Up until two weeks ago he was still going to work," Kuntz said. "Gov. Leader lived a very full, active...