Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Pennypacker, Samuel Whitaker
PENNYPACKER, SAMUEL WHITAKER. Born 1843 at Phœnixville, Pa. died Sept. 2, 1916. After graduating at Gettysburg University in 1863 he took up the practice of law, becoming in 1889 judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. From 1896-1902 he was president-judge of the same court. In 1903 he was elected governor of Pennsylvania. Governor Pennypacker was later a member of important railroad and historical commissions of the State, and for many years was president of the Pennsylvania Historical Society.