The Keystone State - ratified Constitution 12 Dec 1787

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The state is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north and New Jersey to the east. Pennsylvania is the 33rd-largest state by area, and the 6th-most populous state according to the last official U.S. Census count in 2010.

Birthplace of

Gary Becker, Gary Stanley Becker, in Pottsville, on 2 Dec 1930
John Taylor Gatto, in Monongahela, on 15 Dec 1935
Jane Jacobs, Jane Butzner, in Scranton, on 4 May 1916
Felix Morley, Felix Muskett Morley, in Haverford, on 6 Jan 1894
Albert Jay Nock, in Scranton, on 13 Oct 1870

Deathplace of

Paul L. Poirot, in Lewisburg, on 17 Feb 2006
Hans Sennholz, in Grove City, on 27 Jun 2007

Conferences and Conventions

Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania, Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania 2005 Annual Convention, in Harrisburg, from 29 Apr to 1 May 2005
Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania, 2006 Libertarian Party of PA Convention, in State College, from 4 Mar to 5 Mar 2006

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Pennsylvania | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 26, fiscal policy rank: 13, regulatory policy rank: 37, personal freedom rank: 23, economic freedom rank: 30
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 756


Bureaucracy and the Civil Service in the United States, by Murray Rothbard, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, 1995
Historical account of the evolution of the United States Civil Service and attempts to reform it, from its beginnings through the early 20th century
"... in a fascinating provision unique to Pennsylvania, a council of censors was supposed to meet every seven years to review the actions of the state government in the preceding years and to see whether and where it had exceeded its constitutional powers, from which a new constitutional convention to correct these excesses might be chosen."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pennsylvania" as of 06 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.