John Penny (1916 - 1977)

John Penny
1916 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
John Penny was born on June 20, 1916. He died in June 1977 at 60 years of age.
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John Penny died in June 1977 at age 60. He was born on June 20, 1916. There is no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1916, in the year that John Penny was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1936, at the age of 20 years old, John was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1947, by the time he was 31 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1968, when he was 52 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1977, in the year of John Penny's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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c. 1889 - Apr 17, 1917
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c. 1918 - Unknown
c. 1904 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1925 - Unknown
c. 1924 - Unknown
c. 1922 - Unknown
c. 1914 - Unknown
c. 1918 - Unknown
c. 1925 - Unknown
c. 1920 - Unknown

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Sep 4, 1920 - Aug 6, 1996
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Aug 18, 1913 - Feb 6, 1998
Jan 25, 1908 - Jul 21, 1995
Feb 23, 1936 - Mar 6, 2007
Jan 2, 1908 - Oct 13, 1993
Nov 6, 1911 - Jun 25, 1990
Aug 25, 1909 - March 1987
Jun 29, 1922 - Apr 22, 2007
Jul 21, 1910 - Oct 8, 1989
Oct 26, 1926 - Apr 15, 1997
Nov 23, 1920 - Feb 23, 2004
Nov 21, 1920 - July 1985
May 23, 1923 - Dec 18, 1978
May 10, 1923 - Nov 6, 1995
Oct 19, 1910 - February 1976
Nov 6, 1920 - Feb 9, 2009
Sep 15, 1927 - June 1981
Aug 25, 1917 - Apr 1, 1998
Jan 4, 1924 - May 1986

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