Flags lowered for former Governor Scranton

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett has ordered all state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of former Governor William Warren “Bill” Scranton.   Scranton was Pennsylvania’s 38th governor, serving from 1963 to 1967.  He died Sunday at the age of 96.

 

Corbett said, “Governor Scranton was a world-class leader in government. He will be remembered as a man of humility, honesty, dignity and integrity.”

 

Corbett said Scranton created major reforms in the educational system, including the creation of a community college system, the State Board of Education, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, and the Council of Science and Technology.

 

Corbett asks that flags remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral. Service arrangements for the former governor are pending. All Pennsylvanians are invited to join in this tribute.  (Codi Jade)

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