Former PA U.S. Senator Harris Wofford Dies at age 92

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued the following statement mourning the death of Harris Wofford, a former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. He was 92.

“We’ve lost a true leader with the passing of Harris Wofford, who dedicated his life and career to helping others, starting as a student activist in high school.

“Wofford, who was strongly committed to advancing civil rights and marched with Dr. King in Selma, helped to launch the Peace Corps and worked in the Kennedy administration.

“He served as Pennsylvania’s secretary of Labor & Industry under Gov. Bob Casey and went on to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, where he worked to improve access to health care for all.

“Harris Wofford never stopped fighting to make American society more just and we are deeply indebted to his decades of public service. I offer my sincere condolences to his family.”