John Penn

John Penn may refer to:

  • John Penn ("the American") (1700–1746), Pennsylvania proprietor, only son of William Penn born in America
  • John Penn (governor) (1729–1795), colonial governor of Pennsylvania, grandson of William Penn, son of Richard Penn, Sr
  • John Penn (writer) (1760–1834), another grandson of William Penn, known as "John of Stoke", son of Thomas Penn
  • John Penn (Continental Congress) (1741–1788), Continental Congressman from North Carolina, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • John Penn (engineer) (1805–1878), British marine engine engineer
  • John Penn (MP) (1848–1903), MP for Lewisham 1891–1903
  • John Penn (architect) (1921–2007), British architect
  • Jack Penn (1909–1996), surgeon
  • John Garrett Penn (1932–2007), United States federal judge
  • John Penne, MP for Melcombe Regis (UK Parliament constituency)

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John Penn (engineer) - Later Life
... John Penn became a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1848 and served as its president on two occasions (in 1858–1859, and again in 1867–1868) ... In June 1859 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society the citation said John Penn CE (Civil Engineer) ... From personal knowledge John Penn CE (Civil Engineer) ...
USS John Penn (APA-23) - World War II - Guadalcanal Campaign - Torpedoed and Sunk
... On 13 August John Penn had just finished unloading a cargo of 155-mm ammunition off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal ... Despite vigorous efforts to save her, John Penn went down stern first at 2150 ... whose commanding officer was Navy Lieutenant John D ...
John Penn (MP)
... John Penn (30 March 1848 – 21 November 1903) was a British Conservative Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham from 1891 to 1903 ... John Penn was the son of the marine engineer John Penn ... Though he managed his father's firm, John Penn and Sons, he was not trained as an engineer ...
John Penn (engineer) - Career
... Penn entered his father's works at an early age and became a partner in the early 1830s whereupon the firm became John Penn and Sons. 1843 the sole possession of the works passed to Penn, although for some years previously he had had sole management of the works ... Penn was an inventor of engines and one of the earliest engines he produced was the grasshopper beam engine, a six horsepower version being the first steam ...

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