Secretary of Aging Issues Statement on the Death of Former Governor George Leader

May 10, 2013, 11:57 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Aging

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Aging Brian Duke issued the following statement about the death of former Pennsylvania Governor George Leader.

"Former Governor George Leader was a man whose leadership and vision brought about many contributions to the commonwealth," Duke said. 

"Through his direction, he sought ways to improve the quality of life for older adults by creating long-term care facilities that reflected the needs of a growing population who wish to age and live well in their communities," Duke added.

"We will miss his advocacy and devotion to our state as well as his commitment to his community. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Leader, who served as Pennsylvania's 36th governor, died May 9 at the age of 95.

Media contact: Christina Reese, 717-783-1550

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging