Penn Notables

Read about the distinguished men and women of the University of Pennsylvania and their contributions to the University and to the larger world

Penn Biographies and
African Americans at Penn
Growing collections of biographical essays
Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution Seventeen men associated with the University, from Ben Franklin to William Paca, signed these two documents
Penn's Leadership in Politics and Government in America and Abroad Roster of Alumni, Faculty and Trustees 1774 to the present who have served in at the national level in Congress, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet, national administration, and as diplomats as well as those who have served as leaders in foreign countries
Penn's Leadership in Higher Education Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Trustees Who Have Founded or Served as Chief Executives of Institutions of Higher Education
Awards and Honors Lists of Fulbright, Guggenheim, Lindback, Nobel, Pulitzer, Rhodes, Sloan and other awards to faculty and students
University Leaders Past Presidents, Provosts, and Chairmen of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Trustees The current Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Alumni Society Presidents Presidents of Penn Alumni (formerly the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society and the General Alumni Society)
Visionaries Six visionaries who made the University what it is today
Lists of Faculty Partial lists of faculty of the schools of the university
Lists of Students Partial lists of students and graduates of the schools of the university

Features on Penn History

Exhibits, by topic

Penn through the centuries:

The Distinguished Men and Women of Penn