Hannah Callowhill Penn Named First Posthumous Distinguished Daughter in History of Organization


On March 12, 2013, Governor Tom Corbett named Hannah Callowhill Penn the first posthumous Distinguished Daughter in the history of the organization, beginning a year long celebration of her achievements as the first female governor of the Provence of Pennsylvania (from 1712 until her death in 1726). Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania President Susan Belin and webmaster Martha Lester Harris were honored to join the Governor and First Lady at the announcement.

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