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Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker

Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, American governor.

Background

  • Pennypacker, Samuel Whitaker was born on April 9, 1843 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Doctor Isaac Anderson and Anna Maria (Whitaker) Pennypacker.

  • Education

    • Brother of Isaac Rusling P. Educated Grovemont Seminary, Phoenixville, and West Philadelphia Institute. Private 26th “Emergency” Regiment, 1863, at Gettysburg.

      Bachelor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1866. Doctor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, and Franklin and Marshall College, and Muhlenberg College.

    Career

    • President Law Academy of Philadelphia, 1867. Member Board Public Education, Philadelphia, 1886-1889. Judge Court of Common Pleas Northern 2, Philadelphia, 1889-1896, president judge, 1896-1902.

      Governor of Pennsylvania, 1903-1907. Member Pennsylvania State R.R. Commission, 1912. Member Public Service Commission Pennsylvania (chairman 1915).

      Collected notable library of early Pennsylvania imprints. Trustee University of Pennsylvania Past commander Fred Taylor Post, Northern 19, G.A.R. Member American Philosophical Society (councillor), Maatschappijder Nederlandsche Letterkunde of Leyden.

      President History Society Pennsylvania, Philobiblon Club. Senior vice president Pennsylvania Society S.R. President Pennsylvania German Society.

      President Netherlands Society Philadelphia Author: Weekly Notes of Cases (assistant), 45 vols. Anthony Wayne; Pennsylvania Colonial Cases. Annals of Phoenixville and Vicinity.

      Historical and Biographical Sketches. Index to the English Common Law Reports. The Settlement of Germantown.

      Congress Hall; Capture of Stony Point. General Weedon’s Orderly Book at Valley Forge. Pennypacker’s Supreme Court Reports (4 vols.).

      Pennsylvania in American History. Pennsylvania the Keystone. And other books and papers.

    Works

    • Author: Weekly Notes of Cases (assistant), 45 vols. Anthony Wayne
    • Pennsylvania Colonial Cases. Annals of Phoenixville and Vicinity.

      Historical and Biographical Sketches. Index to the English Common Law Reports. The Settlement of Germantown.

      Congress Hall
    • Capture of Stony Point. General Weedon’s Orderly Book at Valley Forge. Pennypacker’s Supreme Court Reports (4 vols.).

      Pennsylvania in American History. Pennsylvania the Keystone. And other books and papers.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Board Public Education, Philadelphia, 1886-1889. Member Pennsylvania State R.R. Commission, 1912. Member Public Service Commission Pennsylvania (chairman 1915).

    Collected notable library of early Pennsylvania imprints. Trustee University of Pennsylvania Past commander Fred Taylor Post, Northern 19, G.A.R. Member American Philosophical Society (councillor), Maatschappijder Nederlandsche Letterkunde of Leyden.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Earl Broomhall, October 20, 1870.
    • father: Doctor Isaac Anderson Pennypacker
    • mother: Anna Maria (Whitaker) Pennypacker
    • spouse: Virginia Earl Broomhall
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    Died September 2, 1916
    (aged 73)
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