William W. Scranton

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"Formerly a Director of Cummins Engine, IBM, Mobil, The New York Times Co., H.J. Heinz and the New York Life Insurance Company, Mr. Scranton also was a member of the Trilateral Commission. Mr. Scranton has held numerous governmental positions, including: United States Congressman from 1961-1963; Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963-1967; US Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1976-1977; Member of the US National Group in the Permanent Court of Arbitration from 1977-1984; and, Member of several Presidential Commissions." [1]

"SCRANTON, William Warren, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Madison, New Haven County, Conn., July 19, 1917; attended the Hotchkiss school; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1939; LL.B., Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn., 1946; United States Army Air Corps, pilot with overseas service in Africa, the Middle East, and South America, 1941-1945; associated with the International Textbook Co., and Haddon Craftsman, Inc., 1947-1952, rising to position of vice president; president of the Scranton-Lackawanna Trust Co., 1954-1956; chairman of the board of Northeastern Pennsylvania Broadcasting, Inc., 1953-1959; special assistant to Secretary of State Christian A. Herter, 1959 and 1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962, but was a successful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1963-1967; candidate for Republican presidential nomination in 1964; delegate and chairman of Judiciary Committee, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968; vice chairman, President’s Commission on insurance for Riot-torn Areas, 1967; United States Ambassador, 1969; member, President’s Advisory Committee on Arms Limitation and Disarmament; Representative of the United States to the United Nations, March 15, 1976, to January 19, 1977; is a resident of Dalton, Pa. "[2] wiki


  • Wolf, George D. William Warren Scranton: Pennsylvania Statesman. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1981.

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  1. William W. Scranton, americanambassadors.org, accessed October 3, 2011.
  2. William W. Scranton, congress.gov, accessed October 3, 2011.
  3. Trustees, Brandywine Conservancy, accessed October 3, 2011.