Hannah Penn portrait to be unveiled in Pa. Capitol

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 18, 2014 12:58 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- The woman who governed the colony of Pennsylvania after William Penn suffered a stroke and again after he died is going to be honored with her own portrait in the state Capitol.

Governor Corbett plans to unveil the portrait of Hannah Callowhill Penn during a ceremony tomorrow in the Governor's Reception Room. 

Hannah Penn was William Penn's second wife, and effectively governed the proprietorship after he suffered a stroke in 1712 and for eight years after he died in 1718.

Her children took over the colony upon her own death.  

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