HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Chairman Gerry Robinson issued the following statement on the death of former Governor George M. Leader. Leader signed legislation in 1955 establishing the commission.
"Governor Leader was years ahead of the nation in setting a path toward making equal employment opportunity a reality in Pennsylvania.
"He showed tremendous courage and foresight by recognizing that discrimination against any Pennsylvanian undermines the economic prosperity of all Pennsylvanians.
"The commission mourns the passing of a true defender of civil rights and equal opportunity."Leader, who served as Pennsylvania's 36 th governor, died yesterday at the age of 95. Media contact: Shannon Powers, 717-783-8266 SOURCE Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission