Breadcrumbs

Board Members by Chair

"Happiness of the Next Generation"

From 1712 to 1765, Penn Charter Board members–known at that time as Overseers–recorded their minutes in this book. The first minute, from the meeting in October 1712, states:

"The said Charter of Incorporation being Read was received with Grateful Acknowledgment to the Proprietor, for his Favorable care in Regard to the Welfare of this place in the Education of the Youth of it, on which the Happiness of the next Generation does principally depend."

The lineage of Penn Charter Board members is shown below, dating back to 1711 when William Penn signed a charter creating the group.

Samuel Carpenter, 1711
David Lloyd, 1716
Job Goodson, 1733
Israel Pemberton, 1742
John Pemberton, 1779
John Elliot, 1795
John Biddle, 1810
John Moore, 1815
Benjamin H. Coates, MD, 1827
Bartholomew Wistar Beesley, 1881
Harold Evans, 1911
J. Barclay Jones, 1960
Thomas B. Harvey, 1966
Elzabeth Harvey Custer, 1970
Miriam Jones Brown, 1982
Dr. Orville Russel Walls, 1994
Paul Bernard, 1997
Caesar D. Williams Jr., 2002
Griffith Owen, 1711
William Carter, 1719
John Dilwin, 1739
Joshua Crosby, 1748
Hugh Roberts, 1755
Samuel Coates, 1786
John Paul, 1823
Benjamin Albertson, 1844
Thomas Wistar Brown, 1857
Richard Mott Gummere, 1916
William Wistar Comfort, 1936
Allen M. Woodruff, 1955
George B. Hallowell, Jr., 1962
Allen F. Steere, 1974
George C. Corson, 1978
Carolyn Joy Quill, 1998
David Evans, 2006
Anthony Morris, 1711
Thomas Griffitts, 1722
William Logan, 1746
Abel James, 1766
Joseph Bringhurst, 1783
Jonathan Evans, 1807
William Evans, 1835
William Evans, Jr., 1867
Josiah W. Leeds, 1878
Henry Hartshorne, MD, 1882
Charles James Rhoads, 1897
Henry Newbold Woolman, 1929
John H. Webster, 3rd, 1954
Richard P. Brown, Jr. 1969
Ilana Eisenstein, 2002
     
Edward Shippen, 1711

William Hudson, 1712
Joseph Noble, 1742
Samuel Preston Moore, 1750
Thomas Fisher, 1785
John Morton, Jr. 1807
William Penrose, 1812
William Wharton, 1816
Charles Yarnall, 1839
Edward Bettle, Jr., 1878
Isaac Sharpless, 1912
Charles Evans, 1920
Hubart R. Taylor, 1948
Leon Bass, 1977
Allen F. Steere, 1984
Heather Garrison, 2005
Robert L. Rosania, 2010

Thomas Story, 1711
Cadwalader Foulke, 1742
Edward Cathrall, 1743
Mordecai Yarnall, 1756
Richard Wistar, 1758
Richard Wells, 1781
Samuel Powell Griffitts, 1791
Solomon W. Conrad, 1815
Daniel B. Smith, 1820
Thomas Kite, 1835
William Bettle, 1854
Charles Roberts, 1886
Alfred Cope Garrett, 1902
Henry Tatnall Brown, Jr., 1927
Edwin Bronner, 1984
John Desmond, 1995
Anne Marble Caramanico, 2004 

Richard Hill, 1711
John Cadwalader, 1729
Robert Jordan, 1734
Anthony Morris, 1742
Joseph Morris, 1738
John Drinker, 1785
Leonard Snowden, 1800
Joseph Snowden, 1832
David Scull, 1855
Elliston Perot Morris, 1884
John Way, 1915
James P. Magill, 1929
Kenneth Stuart, 1959
Robert L. Balderson, 1963
Warrin Meyers, 1982
F. John White, 1995 
     
Isaac Norris, 1711

Isaac Norris, Jr., 1735
Charles Norris, 175
Joshua Howell, 1766
Thomas Stewardson, 1797
George Stewardson, 1841
Samuel Bettle, Jr. 1849
Benjamin H. Shoemaker, 1880
Richard Davis Wood, 1914
John Sykes Curtis Harvey, Jr., 1947
John Steele Williams, 1951
Grace R. Sharples Wheeler, 1977 (shifted)
Grace Sharples-Cooke, 2005

Jonathan Dickinson, 1711
Anthony Morris, 1725
Henry Drinker, 1763
Edward Randolph, 1809
Othniel Alsop, 1834
Elihu Pickering, 1837
John Mickle Whitall, 1850
Coleman L. Nicholson, 1877
David Scull, Jr. 1878
Benjamin Cadbury, 1907
John A. Cary, 1855
Theodore B. Hetzel, 1960
Georgie Glenn, 1971
Michael Bloom, 1995
Robert K. Kurz, 2004
Christine Angelakis, 2013 
Samuel Preston, 1711

Benjamin Shoemaker, 1743
Jacob Shoemaker, Jr., 1767
William Savery, 1790
John Fields, 1793
Samuel Bettle, 1804
Peter Thompson, 1816
Thomas Kimber, 1840
John E. Carter, 1864
Charles Hartshorne, 1879
Samuel Rhoads, MD, 1909
Thomas W. Elkinton, 1919
Ira deA. Reid, 1965
Allen J. White, 1968
Edward Zubrow, 1989

     
Nathan Stanbury, 1711

Israel Pemberton, 1722
James Pemberton, 1754
Emmon Kimber, 1809
Charles Allen, 1817
Roberts Vaux, 1818
John Richardson, 1836
John Wistar Evans, 1866
Francis Reeve Cope, 1874
Francis Reeve Cope, Jr. 1907
Walter Swain Hinshaw, 1922
J. Edgar Rhoads, 1923
John R. Coleman, 1969 (resigned)
H. Thomas Hallowell, Jr. 1973
Joyce McCray, 1993
Jeffrey A. Reinhold, 2008 (clerk)

Thomas Masters, 1711
Samuel Powell, 1723
Anthony Benezet, 1756
Francis Rawle, 1758
John Smith, 1761 (re-entered)
Samuel Rhoads, 1762
David Evans, 1784
Timothy Paxson, 1809
John G. Hoskins, 1839
Joseph Rakestraw, 1845
Samuel L. Balderston, 1860
Thomas P. Cope, Jr. 1865
Francis Joseph Stokes, 1920
Leila W. Stokes, 1955
Barbara S. Sprogell Jacobson, 1963
Carolyn Sprogell VanDenbergh, 1975
William B. Carr Jr., 1980
Caleb Pusey, 1711

John Jones, 1729
John Reynell, 1742
Thomas Morris, 1784
Thomas Scattergood, 1809
Thomas P. Cope, 1814
Jeremiah Hacker, 1855
Richard Maris Marshall, 1866
James Whitall, 1867
John M. Whitall, 1896
William H. B. Whitall, 1926
Archibald MacIntosh, 1947
Russell W. Richie, 1975
Nelson J. Luria, 1984

     
James Logan, 1711

William Callender, 1750
Thomas Clifford, 1763
Bartholomew Wistar, 1784
Thomas Wistar, 1796
Charles Ellis, 1852
Edward Lawrence Scull, 1874
Thomas Scattergood, 1884
Alfred Garrett Scattergood, 1907
Roger Scattergood, 1954
Roger S. Hillas, 1961
Benjamin E. Robinson III, 2002

Nicholas Waln, 1711
Evan Owen, 1722
George Claypole, 1729
John Kinsey, 1733
John Smith, 1750 (resigned)
Owen Jones, 1756
John Thompson, 1794
Thomas C. James, MD, 1818
Marmaduke C. Cope, 1834
John Thompson Morris, 1897
Arthur Newlin Leeds, 1915
Henry Justice Williams, 1939
David Potter, 1975
John Fuller, 1987
Jeffrey P. Orleans, 2004
Karen S. Hallowell, 2006 
Rowland Ellis, 1711
John Bringhurst, 1733
John Armitt, 1750
Isaac Greenleafe, 1768
Nicholas Waln, 1771
Samuel W. Fisher, 1813
Joseph Sansom, 1817
Ellis H. Yarnall, 1826
Thomas Evans, 1868
John Biddle Garrett, 1868
Asa S. Wing, 1881
Richard Reeve Wood, 1928
Peter A. Benoliel, 1978 (shifted)
Jonathan Sprogell, 1983
George Eastburn, 1995
     
Peter A. Benoliel, 1973 (shifted)

Henry Scattergood, 1978
Patricia Hunt, 1994
Mark D. Hecker, 2008

Leon Bass, 1973
Anita Schorsch, 1977
Richard A. Balderston, 1986 
John R. Coleman, 1973 (re-entered)
Jacques Fiechter, 1977
Jack B. Justice, 1979
Jane F. Evans, 1991
     
Robert P. Levy, 1973

Willard Boothby, 1981
Aileen Roberts, 1998
Teresa A. Nance, 2008

Grace R. Wheeler, 1973 (shifted)

Stephen W. Simpson, 1977
William MacDonald, 1981
John A. Affleck, 1998