Mary Scranton


Age: 97

widow of former Pennsylvania governor and presidential candidate William Warren Scranton (d. 2013) whose late husband was considered as a progressive Republican from the northeastern Pennsylvania city named after his wealthy family when he was elected to Congress in 1960 and served one term before he was elected governor of Pennsylvania in 1962 (his foray into presidential politics occurred in 1964 during his one term as governor when he emerged as a moderately liberal alternative to conservative Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater), who had graduated from Smith College before she worked as a nurse's aide during World War II and served on numerous boards.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: April 1918

Died: December 26, 2015

Montecito, California