THE STATES: Five Governors

In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette one morning last week, George Leader found a prediction for his sign of the zodiac, Capricorn: "This is your day to get together with every single individual who has any interest in you." George Leader had no trouble taking this advice. It was his inauguration day as Pennsylvania's first Democratic governor in 16 years. "This," said Leader, making a refreshing admission in his inaugural speech, "is a post I sought."

In his home county of York, a Republican couple named their newborn baby George Leader in his honor. (Leader,...

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