Pennsylvania State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, May 10th through the day of interment in honor of former Governor George Leader.
According to the office of the governor:
Leader was 36 years old when he was elected Pennsylvania’s 36th governor, serving from 1955 until 1959. Originally from York County, Leader graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earning the rank of ensign and serving on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Theater. More recently, Leader was actively involved in Corbett’s effort to reform Pennsylvania’s corrections system. Leader joined the bipartisan effort to make the prison system more efficient and effective. Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral. Service arrangements for the former governor are pending.