William Scranton http://wesa.fm en Corbett, Others Eulogize PA Ex-Gov. Scranton http://wesa.fm/post/corbett-others-eulogize-pa-ex-gov-scranton <p>The state's political elite turned out Wednesday to pay respects to William Warren Scranton, a former Pennsylvania governor, presidential candidate and one of the last of a vanishing breed of moderate Northeastern Republicans.<br><br>Scranton, who died last month at age 96, was remembered as a selfless public servant who focused his considerable energy and ambition on improving the lives of others. He served a single term as governor before becoming the GOP's elder statesman in Pennsylvania and a trusted adviser to presidents and aspiring politicians alike.<br> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:51:46 +0000 The Associated Press 14875 at http://wesa.fm The Passing of Former Governor William Scranton http://wesa.fm/post/passing-former-governor-william-scranton <p>William Scranton, former Republican governor of Pennsylvania, died Sunday night at the age of 96. He served as governor from 1962-66, carrying a political outlook that has set him apart from his political party, both then and now.</p><p>According to Terry Madonna, Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College, Scranton’s approach to governing was that of a “Kennedy Republican,” one who believed that the government should play an active role in helping the lives of others. Though Scranton was a man who was, as Madonna puts it “born to the manor,” or born into exorbitant wealth, he was instilled with a sense of responsibility for his community at an early age. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:53:45 +0000 John Lavanga 14004 at http://wesa.fm The Passing of Former Governor William Scranton Former PA Governor, Presidential Candidate William Scranton Dies http://wesa.fm/post/former-pa-governor-presidential-candidate-william-scranton-dies <p>William Warren Scranton, a former Pennsylvania governor, presidential candidate and ambassador to the United Nations, has died. He was 96.<br><br>Scranton died of a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday night at a retirement community in Montecito, Calif., where he lived with his wife, a family spokesman said Monday.<br><br>Scranton, a progressive Republican from the northeastern Pennsylvania city named after his wealthy family, was elected to Congress in 1960. He served one term before he was elected as Pennsylvania's 38th governor in 1962.<br> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:41:44 +0000 The Associated Press 13937 at http://wesa.fm