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William Warren Scranton

Scranton, William Warren (1917– ), entrepreneur and politician, governor of Pennsylvania, 1963–67. He studied law before serving as a pilot in World War II. A member of the family for which the city of Scranton was named, Scranton became a businessman in that city. Before his governorship he served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1961–63). He lost a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1964. He was named by Richard Nixon as head of the Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest in 1970, and served as ambassador to the UN (1976–77).

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