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Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Remembers, Celebrates the Life of Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll During Capitol Tribute
Date:11/21/2008

onor Guard consisting of members of the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania State Capitol Police and the Pennsylvania National Guard. She will lie in repose in the Rotunda until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, for citizens who wish to pay final respects.

Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Harrisburg, led the invocation and benediction.

Music was provided by the Keystone Christian Education Association All-State Choir, which is made up of 150 students from across the state.

Prior to being elected Lieutenant Governor, Knoll served eight distinguished years as state treasurer where she implemented and maintained the highest standards of accountability and integrity. She was particularly proud of her accomplishment in creating the TAP 529 Pennsylvania Tuition Account Program, which has since been renamed "nowU." She also kept Pennsylvania ahead of the technology curve by building a high-tech investment center that saved Pennsylvania hundred of millions of dollars through increased efficiency and returned nearly $2 billion in interest.

As Lieutenant Governor, Knoll played a vital role in addressing a variety of issues of critical importance to the people of Pennsylvania. She was also instrumental in issues including emergency management, domestic preparedness, economic development and local government. She served as the president of the Senate and chairwoman of the Board of Pardons, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council, and the Local Government Advisory Committee.

A native of Allegheny County, Knoll, 78, devoted her life to public service, first as a school teacher and business woman and later advancing issues such as finance, transportation, housing, education, environmental work, human rights, small business development, and urban and rural revitalization efforts.

Knoll's late husband, Charles, was a U.S. Postmaster. Their four chil
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