Scranton, William W. - from United States

ID: 273315
Organization: TTC
Country of meeting: in the year 1973

Politician and diplomat. Scranton served as the 38th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967.

Born into the prominent Scranton family, he graduated from Yale Law School and served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he practiced law and became active in the Pennsylvania Republican Party. He won election to the United States House of Representatives in 1960 and gained a reputation as an outspoken moderate during his time in Congress. He won the Republican nomination in Pennsylvania's 1962 gubernatorial election, defeating Democrat Richardson Dilworth in the general election.

As governor, Scranton presided over sweeping reforms to Pennsylvania's education system, including the creation of the state's community college system. Scranton entered the race for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination after the collapse of Nelson Rockefeller's candidacy, but Barry Goldwater won the nomination. Scranton was term-limited out of office in 1967 but remained active in politics. He chaired the President's Commission on Campus Unrest, served as a member of the transition team for President Gerald Ford, and served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1976 to 1977. He also served on the boards of several high-profile corporations and was associated with the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations

US Ambassador to the United Nations (1967-77)
Governor of Pennsylvania (1963-67)
US Congressman, Pennsylvania 10th (1961-63)
US State Department Special Asst. to Secy. State Christian Herter (1959-60)
Member of the Board of Heinz
Member of the Board of IBM
Member of the Board of The New York Times Company (1977-88)
Member of the Board of Pan-Am

Activities in the Orangization:
Executive Committee, North America Group