William Pennington was elected Speaker of the House for his first and only term in Congress. The article accompanying his bust-length portrait described the former New Jersey governor’s unlikely career, emphasizing his history of refusing unsought positions of power, recounting his refusal of the territorial governorship of Minnesota, and judgeship in California.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Our Congressional Gallery - The Hon. William Pennington of New Jersey, Speaker of the House of Representatives,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2011/2011-088-001/ (July 03, 2022)
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