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Penn Notables

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

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, c. 1950
Notable African Americans at Penn
Biographies and personal papers
Alvin Christian Kraenzlein running the hurdles, c. 1900
Distinguished Penn Athletes
Selected Penn athletes who have competed at the Olympic and professional level
Cecil Clay, c. 1900
Awards and Honors
Lists of awards to University of Pennsylvania faculty and students
James Wilson, 1899
Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
Signers with ties to the University of Pennsylvania
William Pepper, Jr., c. 1890
Penn Alumni Presidents
Presidents of Penn Alumni, 1895-present
Thomas Sovereign Gates, c. 1930
University Leaders
Past presidents, provosts, and chairmen of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
First women to matriculate at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the chemistry laboratory, 1878
Women at Penn
Distinguished early graduates, faculty, and benefactors of the University