Penn, John

Penn, John,

1729–95, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, b. London. A grandson of William Penn, he was the last proprietary official of the colony. He was under the domination of the Penn family in his two administrations (1763–71, 1773–76). During that time Pennsylvania was torn by a bitter struggle between those who favored proprietary government and those who sought to end it. Penn lost power when the proprietary government was displaced (1776) during the American Revolution. He yielded to the course of events, however, and remained in Philadelphia until his death.

Penn, John,

1740?–1788, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Caroline co., Va. A lawyer, Penn moved (1774) to North Carolina and was (1775–77, 1778–80) a delegate to the Continental Congress.
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The North Shields Poly quartet of Greg Penn, John Baty, new world over-55 indoor mile record holder Guy Bracken and Gary Robson finished in pole position in the opening relay, finishing over a minute clear of Tyne Bridge with the Poly's B team finishing in third place out of the 86 teams which finished.
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