Penn People

Amos Strettell

1720 - 1780

Penn Connection

  • Trustee 1762-1780
  • Treasurer of board of trustees 1765-1766

Amos Strettell, the son of merchant Robert Strettell, was born in Dublin in 1720 and came with his family to Philadelphia in 1736. Amos followed in his father’s footsteps as a merchant; also like his father Amos served as a trustee of the College and Academy of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) from 1762 until his death, and as treasurer of that board in 1765 and 1766.