Former Pennsylvania governor William Warren Scranton has died due to cerebral hemorrhage. He was 96.
Mr. Scranton was a former presidential candidate and ambassador to the United Nations
Reports say Mr. Scranton died at a retirement community in Montecito in California where he lived with his wife.
US Saddened by Mr. Scranton’s death
In her remarks in New York, Charge d’Affaires United States Mission Rosemary A. DiCarlo said the American government and the American people extend their condolences to the family and friends of Ambassador William Scranton, former governor of Pennsylvania and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.” – Ms. DiCarlo
She says Mr. Scranton dedicated his life to the people of Pennsylvania, the United States and the world.
Looking back: The Life of Mr. Scranton
Mr. Scranton founded Pennsylvania’s Board of Education and dedicated much of his work to ensuring access to affordable education to all, according to Ms. DiCarlo
She adds that at the UN, his quiet diplomacy and commitment to human rights was well respected by his colleagues.
“Mr. Scranton’s career of public service is a model of dedication to improving the lives of others, and he will be missed.” – Ms. DiCarlo
Who is Mr. Scranton?
Mr. Scranton was a progressive Republican from the northeastern Pennsylvania city named after his wealthy family. He was elected to Congress in 1960 and served one term before he was elected as Pennsylvania’s 38th governor in 1962.
He was appointed ambassador to the United Nations in 1976 by President Gerald Ford and served about 10 months in the post.
He ran the presidential politics in 1964. The Scrantons have four children.