2010-12-30 / Local & State

Former Pa. House Speaker Lee Dies At 88

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Former state House Speaker Kenneth Lee has died after being stricken with melanoma. He was 88.

Lee died Thursday at his home in Williamsport. He represented the 111th District in the state House for 18 years starting in 1957.

The Republican had two stints as speaker, in 1967-68 and 1973-74, and served as House majority and minority leader.

Lee piloted B-24s while stationed in Italy during World War II. He graduated from Mansfield University and later the Dickinson School of Law before becoming the district attorney for Sullivan County in 1953.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, and five children.

The funeral is private.

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