John B. Frantz (b. 1932) received his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955 and 961 respectively. After teaching briefly in the Baltimore County public schools and at Franklin and Marshall College, he was a member of the history faculty at The Pennsylvania State University from 1961 until his retirement in 1998. In addition to scholarly articles in Pennsylvania History, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and other journals, he is the editor or co-editor of Bacon’s Rebellion: Prologue to Revolution (1969), Pennsylvania’s Religious Leaders (Pennsylvania Historical Association, 1986), and Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland (1998). In addition to his presidency, he served as PHA business secretary from 1998 to 2006 and co-chaired four local arrangements committees. In 2008, PHA elected him an honorary member.