William Scranton III
American politician
William Scranton III
William Worthington Scranton, III served as the 26th lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987 in the administration of Governor Richard Thornburgh. He is the son of former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton, and a member of the wealthy and politically influential Scranton family, the founders of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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CALENDAR; Events in Connecticut
NYTimes - over 5 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on in and around Connecticut. Items for the guide should be sent at least three weeks in advance to ctcal@nytimes.com , or by mail to Connecticut Calendar, Metropolitan, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405. Comedy MASHANTUCKET Comix at Foxwoods Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. both Thursday
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CALENDAR; Connecticut
NYTimes - over 5 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on in and around Connecticut. Items for the guide should be sent at least three weeks in advance to ctcal@nytimes.com, or by mail to Connecticut Calendar, Metropolitan, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405. Comedy MASHANTUCKET Comix at Foxwoods Rich Vos. Friday through July 3. $20 to $40. John
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Sectarian rioting rocks Belfast for second straight night - CNN International
Google News - over 5 years
Tensions also are typically elevated in early summer, when Protestant groups hold commemorative marches to celebrate the 17th century victory of England's King William III over his Catholic predecessor, James II. "We would appeal to anyone with any
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Tina Harbuck | The Log - Destin Log and Walton Log
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Bill Watson and his group from Kansas aboard the William III brought in a nice catch of red snapper and white snapper. Alabama and Tennessee anglers on the Gulf Winds with Capt. Craig Mann pulled in a good catch of red snapper, lane snapper,
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New Princess Finds Castle Living Musty, With Tacky Decor - Jezebel
Google News - over 5 years
In 1702 King William III fell from a horse and was brought to Kensington Palace, where he died. Queen Anne had 14 miscarriages in a Kensington Palace bedchamber. (You can visit the room as part of the "Enchanted Palace" exhibit
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CALENDAR; CONNECTICUT
NYTimes - over 5 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on in and around Connecticut. Items for the guide should be sent at least three weeks in advance to ctcal@nytimes.com, or by mail to Connecticut Calendar, Metropolitan, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405. Comedy MASHANTUCKET Comix at Foxwoods Jake Johannsen. Thursday through June 25. $20 to $40.
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Restoration work needed to save Knole's priceless treasures - Kent News
Google News - over 5 years
It was Charles Sackville, the 6th Earl, who restored some of the family's fortunes as Lord Chamberlain in the court of King William III and Queen Mary. One of the perks of his job was that he could have any furniture from the royal palaces if it was no
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LeBron James the Pretender: Why I Continue to Hope He Fails - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
13 years after his father was overthrown, the teenager James proclaimed himself as the legitimate King of England and declared that King William III was a usurper. To some people, he was King James III of the Stuart family. To others, he was James the
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CALENDAR; CONNECTICUT
NYTimes - over 5 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on in and around Connecticut. Items for the guide should be sent at least three weeks in advance to ctcal@nytimes.com, or by mail to Connecticut Calendar, Metropolitan, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405. Comedy MASHANTUCKET Comix at Foxwoods Jake Johannsen. June 23 through June 25. $20 to $40.
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Orangemen set off on Boyne drum mission - Belfast Newsletter
Google News - over 5 years
A LAMBEG drum – carried by Orangemen from across the UK tracing the journey of King William III over 300 years ago – will arrive at the Boyne tomorrow following a mammoth fundraising trek. Brethren will pass through Ulster towns and villages today on
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SECRETS OF WILLIAM AND KATE'S PALATIAL PAD - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
THE establishment of Kensington Palace as a royal residence has a lot to do with the fact that William III (William of Orange) suffered from asthma. When he came to the throne in 1689 the monarch's main London
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CALENDAR; CONNECTICUT
NYTimes - over 5 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on in and around Connecticut. Items for the guide should be sent at least three weeks in advance to ctcal@nytimes.com, or by mail to Connecticut Calendar, Metropolitan, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405. Comedy MASHANTUCKET Comix at Foxwoods Bobby Collins. Friday and June 11. $25 and $50. Comix
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Gaining Upset, Democrat Wins New York Seat
NYTimes - almost 6 years
Democrats scored an upset in one of New York's most conservative Congressional districts on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the national Republican Party in a race that largely turned on the party's plan to overhaul Medicare. The results set off elation among Democrats and soul-searching among Republicans, who questioned whether they should rethink
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Book: British royalty ate human flesh - UPI.com
Google News - almost 6 years
"Along with Charles II, eminent users or prescribers included Francis I, Elizabeth I's surgeon John Banister, Elizabeth Grey, countess of Kent, Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, William III, and Queen Mary," Sugg said. The history of medicinal cannibalism
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London pirate exhibit charts era of corrupt politics - TrustLaw (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
One school of thought speculates Kidd may have been framed by corrupt parliamentarians because he threatened to undermine King William III, the government and the powerful East India Company. In court, Kidd admitted murdering Moore, but said he had
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Queen delved into past to point a way to the future - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - almost 6 years
The last two clear hero kings were, oddly enough, James II (as naval commander) and William III (military commander). But the Queen has shown herself a hero in coming to Ireland. However small the actual security threat, she knew her life was in danger
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 61
    On August 20, 2009, Scranton effectively ended speculation he would enter the race by endorsing 6th district Congressman Jim Gerlach for governor in 2010.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 59
    In May 2007, Scranton joined the Board of Directors for the Commonwealth Foundation, a Harrisburg public policy research center.
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  • 2006
    Age 58
    In February 2006, after his request for an open primary was denied, Scranton announced that he was withdrawing from the race for Republican nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details After losing the 1986 election, Scranton exited politics and managed some California companies and start-up firms. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1994 to spend time with his family. Scranton served on the board of directors for a number of Pennsylvania companies. He was Chairman of the Board of the Harleysville Group of Insurance Companies. He also co-founded and co-chaired the Great Valley Technology Alliance.
    In January 2006 Scranton fired his third campaign manager, Jim Seif, after Seif criticized Scranton's African American opponent during a television interview by saying, "the rich white guy in this campaign is Lynn Swann."
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  • 2005
    Age 57
    On October 17, 2005, Scranton formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details After it became clear that Scranton would not win the Pennsylvania Republican Party endorsement, his campaign called for Pennsylvania change to an "open primary" election. Scranton dismissed his first two prior campaign managers over strategy issues.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 44
    In 1992, Scranton donated $1,000 to the campaign of his friend John Hagelin, the Pittsburgh-born presidential candidate for the Transcendental Meditation-backed Natural Law Party.
    More Details Hide Details Scranton says he has always supported Republicans. He has maintained a presence in the political arena, creating a new political action committee (GrowPAC), speaking at the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference and testifying before the State House of Representatives budget hearing.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 38
    After his tenure as lieutenant governor, Scranton ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1986 against Bob Casey.
    More Details Hide Details The race was virtually tied until five days before election day when Casey's media consultants, led by a young James Carville, launched the now-infamous "guru" ad. This television advertisement portrayed Scranton as having been a regular drug user in the 1960s and mocked Scranton's interest in transcendental meditation and his ties to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The image of Scranton as a "long haired, dope-smoking hippie" is seen by political observers as having tipped the scales against Scranton in the socially conservative rural sections of Pennsylvania. Casey went on to win the election by a narrow margin of 79,216 out of 3.3 million votes cast.
  • 1982
    Age 34
    In 1982, he was unanimously elected as Chairman of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors.
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  • 1979
    Age 31
    His dual role as Chairman of the Governor's Energy Council and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council put him at the center of the Three Mile Island crisis in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details As Lieutenant Governor, Scranton hired Nat Goldhaber, a member of the Transcendental Meditation movement, as his top aide in Harrisburg.
  • 1978
    Age 30
    In 1978, he won the Republican primary for lieutenant governor and later that year became the youngest person ever elected lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 28
    He entered politics as a member of the Republican State Committee in 1976.
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  • 1970
    Age 22
    In 1970, he went to Europe to study Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation, and became a lifelong practitioner of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
    More Details Hide Details He then became president and managing editor of the Greenstreet News Company.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on July 20, 1947.
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