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George Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1829-1835
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Oil on canvas official Governors portrait.

Credit: Courtesy of Capitol Preservation Committee, http://cpc.state.pa.us and John Rudy Photography, http://www.johnrudy.com

A former school teacher and U. S. Congressman, Governor George Wolf played an important in the educational reform movement that culminated in the Free Schools Act, which he signed in 1834.

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