Boies Penrose (1860-1921)

Boies Penrose was born in a wealthy, patrician Philadelphia family. As a conservative Republican, he went on to become one of the most prominent political bosses of his time in state and national politics. After serving in the Pennsylvania state house and senate, he was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1897. He served for twenty-four years until his death in 1921. Penrose was known as "Big Grizzly" because of his large size.

Date:
1900 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES04697
Height:
987px
Width:
689px
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