News for Immediate Release
July 4, 2014
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today made the following statement on the
passing of Richard Scaife:
“The passing of publisher, philanthropist and Pittsburgh icon Dick
Scaife marks the departure of a man whose vision and generosity shaped the
city’s progress and our nation’s course.
“His contributions to civic causes helped to preserve Pittsburgh’s
landmarks and filled the walls of its museums with artwork that captured the
beauty and nuance of life.
“His investment in think-tanks reshaped our nation’s political
dialogue and delivered the opening salvos in the Reagan revolution, replacing
tired nostrums with vigorous new ideas for progress.
“His dedication to journalism helped to preserve the tradition of
an informed citizenry and continues to provide essential oversight of our
and I join all Pennsylvanians in expressing our sympathy to Dick’s family and
gratitude for his legacy as a publisher, philanthropist and visionary.”
Media contact: Lynn Lawson, 717-836-2420