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Penn may refer to:


Places

England *
Penn, Buckinghamshire Penn is a village and civil parish In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government Local government is a generic term for the lowest tiers of public administration Public administration is the ...
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Penn, West Midlands Penn is an area now divided between the The City of Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire district. The population of the Wolverhampton Ward taken at the United Kingdom Census 2011, 2011 census was 12,718. Originally, it wa ...
United States * Penn, North Dakota *
Penn, Oregon Penn is an Unincorporated area, unincorporated community and former railway station in Lane County, Oregon, Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was named for the Penn Timber Company, which operated in the vicinity. Penn lies along Penn R ...
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Pennsylvania Pennsylvania ( , elsewhere ; pdc, Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a landlocked A landlocked country is a country that does not have territory connected to an ocean or whose coastlines lie on endorheic basi ...

Pennsylvania
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Penn, Pennsylvania Penn is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 475 at the 2010 census. The borough was named for Pennsylvania founder William Penn. Geography Penn is located at (40.3290 ...
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Penn Lake Park, Pennsylvania Penn Lake Park is a borough (Pennsylvania), borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 308 at the 2010 census. History The community was founded in 1938, after Ice trade, ice salesman Albert Lewis used the lake to c ...
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Penn Township (disambiguation)Penn Township may refer to the following Township (United States), townships in the United States: Illinois * Penn Township, Shelby County, Illinois * Penn Township, Stark County, Illinois Indiana * Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana * Penn Towns ...
, several municipalities Australia *
Penn, South Australia Oodla Wirra (formerly Penn) is a small town in the upper Mid North of South Australia. It is on the Barrier Highway approximately halfway from Adelaide to Broken Hill, New South Wales, Broken Hill. When the Crystal Brook-Broken Hill railway line, ...
was the name for the town now known as Oodla Wirra before 1940


Education

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University of Pennsylvania The University of Pennsylvania (Penn or UPenn) is a in , Pennsylvania. The university, established as the College of Philadelphia in 1740, is one of the nine chartered prior to the . , Penn's founder and first president, advocated an edu ...

University of Pennsylvania
, U.S., known as "Penn" or "UPenn" **
Penn Quakers The Penn Quakers are the athletic teams of the University of Pennsylvania The University of Pennsylvania (Penn or UPenn) is a in , Pennsylvania. The university, established as the College of Philadelphia in 1740, is one of the nine ...
the athletic teams of the university *
Penn High School Penn High School is a Public education, public high school located just outside Mishawaka, Indiana, United States, near South Bend, Indiana, South Bend. It is the only high school in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Penn-Harris-Madis ...
, Indiana, U.S.


People

Surname *
Abram Penn Abram Penn, also known as "Abraham Penn" (born December 27, 1743 in Caroline County, Virginia, and died in 1801 in Patrick County, Virginia) was a noted landowner and Revolutionary War officer from Virginia. Family life He married Ruth Stovall ( ...
(1743–1801), noted landowner and Revolutionary War officer from Virginia *
Alexander Penn WooldridgeAlexander Penn Wooldridge, usually just A. P. Wooldridge (1847–1930), was the mayor of Austin, Texas from 1909 to 1919. Wooldridge Park and Wooldridge Elementary School are named after him. He led the campaign in the early 1890s to build the Austin ...
, American mayor of Austin, Texas from 1909 to 1919 *
Alexander Penn Alexander Penn ( he, אלכסנדר פן, russian: Александр Пэнн; 1906 – April 1972) was an Israeli poet. Biography Avraham (Alexander) Pepliker-Stern (later Penn) was born in Nizhnekolymsk, Russia. According to one version o ...

Alexander Penn
(1906–1972), Israeli poet *
Arthur Penn Arthur Hiller Penn (September 27, 1922 – September 28, 2010) was an American director and producer of film, television and theater. Closely associated with the American New Wave, Penn directed critically acclaimed films throughout the 1 ...
, American film director and producer *
Arthur Horace Penn Sir Arthur Horace Penn, Royal Victorian Order, GCVO, MC (20 April 1886 – 30 December 1960), soldier and courtier, was a member of the Royal Household of the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Early life Penn was the son of William Penn, of Taverh ...
(1886–1960), member of the British Royal Household *
Audrey Penn Audrey Penn is an American children's writer. She is best known for writing ''The Kissing Hand'', a picture book featuring anthropomorphic raccoons. Biography Audrey Penn grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Audrey Penn didn’t start off her ...
, American children's author *
B.J. Penn Jay Dee "B.J." Penn III (born December 13, 1978) is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ; ; , , , ''jiu-jitsu brasileiro'') is a martial arts, martial art based on grappli ...

B.J. Penn
(born 1978), American mixed martial arts fighter *
Claire Penn Claire Penn (1951–2018) was a South African Speech-language pathology, speech and language pathologist, and held the endowed chair of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and was a former senior research special ...
(born 1951), South African speech and language pathologist *
Dan Penn Dan Penn (born Wallace Daniel Pennington, November 16, 1941) is an American songwriter A songwriter is a musician A musician is a person who Composer, composes, Conducting, conducts, or Performing arts, performs music. According to the Unit ...
, American musician *
Eric Penn Eric Frank Penn (17 April 1878 – 18 October 1915) was an English soldier and a cricketer Cricket is a bat-and-ball gameBat-and-ball may refer to: *Bat-and-ball games Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games) are field games played by t ...
(1878–1915), English cricketer *
Hannah Callowhill Penn Hannah Callowhill Penn (February 11, 1671 – December 20, 1726) was an Anglo-American governor. The second wife of Pennsylvania founder William Penn, she effectively administered the Province of Pennsylvania for six years after her husband suffer ...
, wife of William Penn *
Harry Penn Dr. Harry Theodore Penn (1902? in Lynchburg, Virginia – May 8, 1963 in Roanoke) was a noted dentist and civic activist in Roanoke, Virginia. Education and work Dr. Penn was a graduate of Virginia Seminary, now the Virginia University of Lynch ...
, civil rights activist and African-American dentist *
Irving Penn Irving Penn (June 16, 1917October 7, 2009) was an American photographer known for his fashion photography Fashion photography is a genre of photography Photography is the art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recordin ...
, an American photographer *
John Penn (architect) John Penn (11 March 1921 – 14 February 2007) was a British architect. He was born in Greens Norton, Northamptonshire, and died in Ipswich, Suffolk. Penn was educated at Eton, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge. He studied History at Cambrid ...
(1921–2007), a British architect *
John Penn (Conservative politician) John Penn (30 March 1848 – 21 November 1903) was a British people, British Conservative Party (UK), Conservative Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham (UK Parliament cons ...
(1848–1903), MP for Lewisham 1891–1903 *
John Penn (North Carolina politician) John Penn (May 17, 1741 September 14, 1788) was a Founding Fathers of the United States, Founding Father of the United States who signed both the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a delegate of North ...
(1741–1788), Continental Congressman from North Carolina and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence *
John Penn (engineer) John Penn (1805–1878) was an English marine engineer whose firm was pre-eminent in the middle of the 19th century due to his innovations in engine and propeller systems, which led his firm to be the major supplier to the Royal Navy as it mad ...
(1805–1878), British marine engine engineer, invented lignum vitae bearing for propeller shafts, twice president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers *
John Penn (governor) John Penn (14 July 1729 – 9 February 1795) was the last List of colonial governors of Pennsylvania, governor of colonial Pennsylvania, serving in that office from 1763 to 1771 and from 1773 to 1776. Educated in Britain and Switzerland, he was al ...
(1729–1795), a lieutenant governor and later proprietor of colonial Pennsylvania *
John Penn (writer) John Penn (or John Penn, Jr. or John Penn of Stoke) (22 February 1760 – 21 June 1834) was the chief proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as the Pennsylvania Colony, was a British North America ...
(1760–1834), son of Thomas Penn *
Kal Penn Kalpen Suresh Modi (born April 23, 1977), known professionally as Kal Penn, is an American actor, author, lecturer, academic lecturer and former White House staff member in the Barack Obama Presidency of Barack Obama, administration. As an actor ...

Kal Penn
(born 1977), American actor and public servant * An American entertainment family: **
Leo Penn Leonard Francis Penn (August 27, 1921 – September 5, 1998) was an American actor and director and the father of musician Michael Penn and actors Sean Penn Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, director, screenwrit ...
(1921–1998), actor **
Michael Penn Michael Daniel Penn (born August 1, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter and Television score, composer. He is noted for the 1989 single "No Myth", a top 20 hit in the US and successful in several other countries. Early life Penn was born i ...
(born 1958), son of Leo; singer-songwriter **
Sean Penn Sean Justin Penn (born August 17, 1960) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He has won two Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama ''Mystic River (film), Mystic River'' (2003) an ...

Sean Penn
(born 1960), son of Leo; actor **
Chris Penn Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American actor. Noted as a skilled character actor from a prominent acting dynasty, he was Typecasting (acting), typically cast as a tough character, featured as a villain or ...
(1965–2006), son of Leo; actor **
Robin Wright Robin Gayle Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress and director. She has won a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award, and has received eleven Emmy Award nominations for her work in television. Wright first gained attention for h ...

Robin Wright
(born 1966), actress; sometime known as Robin Wright Penn, former wife of Sean *
Mark Penn Mark J. Penn (born January 15, 1954) is an American entrepreneur, pollster, political strategist and author. He is the founder and President of The Stagwell Group, a private equity fund focused on the marketing services industry, and CEO of MDC Pa ...
, American public relations CEO and campaign strategist * Osnat Penn, Israeli computational biologist * Robert Penn, African-American sailor, recipient of the Medal of Honor during the Spanish–American War * Russell Penn (born 1985), English footballer * Steve Penn (born 1968), American handball player *
William Penn William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English writer A writer is a person who uses written words in different styles and techniques to communicate ideas. Writers produce different forms of literary art and creative wri ...

William Penn
(1644–1718), founder of Pennsylvania **
John Penn ("the American") John Penn (January 28, 1700 – October 25, 1746) was a proprietor of the colonial Province of Pennsylvania (later the American state – the Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after 1776). He was the eldest son of the colony's founder, Will ...
(1700–1746), son of William Penn ** Springett Penn (I), the second son of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania **
Springett Penn (II) Springett Penn (died February 8, 1731) was a grandson and heir of William Penn, founder and proprietor of Pennsylvania. Biography Penn was born in England, the eldest son of William Penn, Jr. He succeeded to his father's claims, and was by many ...
, son of William Penn, Jr. and a grandson and heir of William Penn ** William Penn Jr., son of William Penn *
William Penn (Royal Navy officer) Sir William Penn (23 April 1621 – 16 September 1670) was an English admiral and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England, House of Commons from 1660 to 1670. He was the father of William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvani ...
, English admiral Given name *
Penn Badgley Penn Dayton Badgley (born November 1, 1986) is an American actor, known for his roles as Dan Humphrey in The CW teen drama series ''Gossip Girl'' (2007–2012) and as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix thriller series ''You (TV series), You'' (2018–p ...

Penn Badgley
, American actor best known for his role as Dan Humphrey on the TV series ''Gossip Girl'' *
Penn Jillette Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American Magic (illusion), magician, actor, musician, inventor, television presenter, and author, best known for his work with fellow magician Teller (magician), Teller as half of the team Penn & ...

Penn Jillette
, member of the comedy and magic duo Penn & Teller


Media

* ''Penn'' (film), 1954 Tamil film starring Vyjayanthimala * ''Penn'' (TV series), a 1991 Tamil mini-series * ''Penn'' (TV series), a 2006 Tamil-language soap opera


Other

* Penn (automobile), manufactured in Pittsburgh from 1910 until 1913 * Penn Club of New York City, located in New York City * Penn FC, a soccer club based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania * Penn National Gaming (Nasdaq: PENN), American operator of casinos and racetracks * ''The Penn'', or ''The Stylus'', a would-be periodical owned and edited by Edgar Allan Poe * Penn Racquet Sports, a ball manufacturer * Penn Reels, an American manufacturer of fishing tackle, a division of Jarden


See also

* Pen (disambiguation) * Penn Square (disambiguation) {{disambiguation, geodis, surname