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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William W. Scranton

(1917 - 2013)

 
 
William W. Scranton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 26, 2016
1. William W. Scranton Marker
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Governor of Pennsylvania (1963-67). His term emphasized industrial revitalization, highway construction, welfare and educational reforms, and natural resource conservation. A Scranton native, he was a WWII pilot, UN ambassador, US Congressman, and advisor to five US presidents.

[Dedicated November 25, 2016]
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant day of the year for for this entry is November 25.
 
Location. 41° 24.352′ N, 75° 39.477′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Monroe Avenue north of Ridge Row, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of the Catlin House, home of the Lackawanna Historical Society, on the University of Scranton campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton PA 18510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

William W. Scranton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 26, 2016
2. William W. Scranton Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. George H. Catlin Memorial House (here, next to this marker); St. Thomas College "Old Main" Cornerstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Martyrs' Grove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catherine Manley Coffey (about 400 feet away); Inigo Becomes St. Ignatius - 1491-1556 (about 400 feet away); The Honorable George W. Bush (about 600 feet away); Jacob and the Angel (about 800 feet away); The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Warren Scranton Congressional Bio. (Submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Governor William Warren Scranton Bio. (Submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William Scranton Death Notice (AP). (Submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Historical marker honors former Gov. William W. Scranton (The Times-Tribune, 2016). (Submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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