Late Governor Casey Honored

Late Governor Casey Honored

A new historical marker in Scranton honoring late Governor Robert P. Casey, who served as governor from 1987 to 1995 has been dedicated.
SCRANTON - The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission on Monday helped to dedicate a new historical marker in Scranton honoring late Governor Robert P. Casey, who served as governor from 1987 to 1995.

A marker dedication ceremony was held at a small park on Washington Avenue near Woodlawn Street in Scranton.   Casey, born in Jackson Heights, N.Y., grew up in Scranton and retired there after his long and successful political career.

As Pennsylvania's 42nd governor, Casey pioneered the state's Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which became a model for a national program. He also was known for landmark environmental reforms such as the PENNVEST clean water program. In 1993, he underwent a rare heart-liver transplant, which led to his lieutenant governor serving for six months as Pennsylvania's first acting governor.

Casey, an attorney who served in the Pennsylvania Senate and was elected state Auditor General before being elected governor, died in 2000.

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