List of Governors of Pennsylvania
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the head of the executive branch of Pennsylvania's state government and serves as the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.The governor...
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How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
Pennsylvania Governor's Residence
The Pennsylvania Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Pennsylvania and his family, in the Uptown neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The neo-Georgian residence was bui...
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Pinchot-Ballinger Controversy
The Pinchot–Ballinger controversy, also known as the "Ballinger Affair", was a dispute between U.S. Forest Service Chief Gifford Pinchot and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Achilles Ballinger t...
How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
James Pollock
James Pollock (September 11, 1810 – April 19, 1890) was the 13th Governor of the State of Pennsylvania from 1855 to 1858.
James Pollock graduated from the College of New Jersey at Princeton before...
Kerry S. Walters
Kerry S. Walters (born 1954) is a Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College and award-winning author of numerous books on philosophy and religion.
Walters earned his BA (Philosophy, 1976) at t...
William A. Stone
William Alexis Stone (April 18, 1846 – March 1, 1920) was the 22nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903.
Stone was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. In 1864, Stone enlisted in...
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George Howard Earle III
George Howard Earle III (December 5, 1890 – December 30, 1974) was an American politician and diplomat. He was a member of the prominent Earle family. Earle served as the U.S. Minister ...
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Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (also known as The Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania and, where state affiliation was understood, The Supreme Executive Counci...
John S. Fine
John Sydney Fine (April 10, 1893 – May 21, 1978) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. A Republican, he served as the 35th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1951 to 1955.
Fine was born ...
David L. Lawrence
David Leo Lawrence (June 18, 1889 – November 21, 1966) was an American politician who served as the 37th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963. He is to date the only mayor of Pittsburgh to ...
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William Cameron Sproul
William Cameron Sproul (September 16, 1870 – March 21, 1928) was the 27th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1923.
Sproul was born in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on Septem...
William F. Packer
William Fisher Packer (April 2, 1807 – September 27, 1870) was the 14th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1858 to 1861. His father was James Packer from Chester County, Pennsylvania and his...
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William Bigler
William Bigler (January 1, 1814 – August 9, 1880) was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as the 12th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1852 to 1855, and later a U.S. Senator for ...
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William F. Johnston
William Freame Johnston (November 29, 1808 – October 25, 1872) was the 11th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1848 to 1852. A lawyer by training, Johnston became district attorney of Westmo...
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Tom Ridge
Thomas Joseph "Tom" Ridge (born August 26, 1945) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1983–1995), the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–200...
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George M. Leader
George Michael Leader (January 17, 1918 – May 9, 2013) was a Pennsylvania politician. He served as the 36th Governor of Pennsylvania from January 18, 1955 until January 20, 1959. He was a member of th...
USS Franklin (CV-13)
The USS Franklin (CV/CVA/CVS-13, AVT-8), nicknamed "Big Ben," was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy, and the fifth US Navy ship to bear the n...
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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin FRS (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American...
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Andrew Hamilton (New Jersey)
Andrew Hamilton ( – 1703) was the colonial governor of East and West New Jersey from 1692 to 1697 and again from 1699 to 1703.
Hamilton was born in Scotland. Originally a merchant in Edinburgh, he...
Union Fire Company
Union Fire Company, sometimes called Benjamin Franklin's Bucket Brigade, was a volunteer fire department formed in Philadelphia in 1736 with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin. The first fire fightin...
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John Winthrop (educator)
John Winthrop (December 19, 1714 – May 3, 1779) was the 2nd Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Harvard College. He was a distinguished mathematician, physicist and astronomer, b...
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Henry M. Hoyt
Henry Martyn Hoyt, Sr. (June 8, 1830 – December 1, 1892) was the 18th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1879 to 1883, as well as a general in the Union army during the American Civil War.
Hoyt was bor...
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Thomas Lloyd (lieutenant governor)
Thomas Lloyd (6 April 1640 – 10 September 1694) was a lieutenant-governor of provincial Pennsylvania and a Quaker preacher.He was born in Meifod, Montgomeryshire, Wales, and subsequently educated at R...
Thomas McKean
Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware and Philadelphia. During the American Revolution he was a delegate ...
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Marjorie Rendell
Marjorie ("Midge") Osterlund Rendell (born 1947) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a former First Lady of Pennsylvania. In 2003, she was named to the P...
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Arthur James (politician)
Arthur Horace James (July 14, 1883 – April 27, 1973) was an American lawyer, politician, and judge. A Republican, he served as the 14th Lieutenant Governor (1927-1931) and the 31st Gove...
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Thomas Mifflin
Thomas Mifflin (January 10, 1744 – January 20, 1800) was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a major general in the Continental Army and the 1st ...
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