Pennington, William

Pennington, William

(1796–1862) U.S. representative, governor; born in Newark, N.J. A Princeton graduate and lawyer, he became embroiled with Congress when as Whig governor of New Jersey (1837–43) he affixed his "Broad Seal" to dubious election returns. He later went to the U.S. House of Representatives (1859–62), serving an undistinguished term as compromise Speaker (1859–62).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Researchers have identified many challenges unique to small, rural community colleges and the distinctive problems facing those who lead these institutions (Killacky, & Valadez, 1995; Pennington, Williams, & Karvonen, 2006).
* It is difficult for rural community colleges to obtain funds from outside sources because of limited resources for grant writing and grant administration (Pennington, Williams, & Karvonen, 2006).