Member Biography

Guy Alvin Leader Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1943-1944       28 Democrat
1945-1946       28 Democrat
1947-1948       28 Democrat
1949-1950       28 Democrat



10/21/1887 - 10/15/1978

Guy Alvin Leader, Sr. (D28) York County 1943-1950

Early Life:

Guy Alvin Leader, Sr., born October 21, 1887, Hametown, Shrewsbury Township, York, York County, Pennsylvania; son of George Michael Leader and Susan A Myers; York Collegiate Institute, teacher certificate, 1900; teacher, all eight grades, Jessop School, York Township, 1900-1910; married, Beulah Naomi Boyer, 1909, children, Mary Elizabeth Leader Hovis, Paul Henry Leader, George Michael Leader, Guy Alvin Leader, Henry Boyer Leader, Margaret Jean Leader Eisenhart, Ruth Lois Leader Collins; engaged, poultry farming, raising cattle; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 1943-1950; died, October 15, 1978, York, York County, Pennsylvania; interment, Salem Union Cemetery, Jacobus, York County, Pennsylvania. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

President, Pennsylvania Poultry Association where was pioneer poultry industry vaccination and formulation feeds programs; Member, White Rose Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, fifty plus years; 32nd degree Mason; Harrisburg Consistory, 3rd and 4th Body of Mason; Building Committee, Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, South George Street, York, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 28th district, York County, 1943-1950.


Son, George Michael Leader, Pennsylvania State Senate, 28th district, York County, 1951-1954; 36th Governor of Pennsylvania, 1955-1959. 

George Michael Leader  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Leader to Leak

Record Advertiser (Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, October 18, 1978, page 2.

Guy Alvin Leader Sr. (1887-1978) - Find a Grave Memorial