People in Pennsylvania History

There are many people in history who have had a profound affect on Pennsylvania.  Some were born here and rose to prominence on the national level, such as professional forester and govenor Gifford Pinchot or famed writer Ida Tarbell.  Others, such as diplomat and politician Conrad Weiser, immigrated to the Commonwealth and made their mark on history.

In this section of Pennsylvania History, you will meet many of these people and learn about their role in the history.

Governors of Pennsylvania includes biographical information on each of Pennsylvania's governors presented in chronological order.

Groups in Pennsylvania includes information about the influence and contributions of numerous ethnic groups found in Pennsylvania including: African Americans, Amish, Italians, Jews, Poles, Swedes, and Welsh.

Individuals included in this section: