Ron Penfound

Ronald A. Penfound was a local television personality in the Cleveland, Ohio market, specifically on WEWS-TV channel 5 where from 1955 to 1971 he hosted an afternoon program for children. As host, he was known as Captain Penny and was attired in railroad engineer clothing. Ron Penfound was born on January 28, 1927 in Elyria, Ohio, to Archie and Marjorie (Saywell) Penfound, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended Kenyon College and was a classmate of actor Paul Newman. He had originally planned to become an Episcopal priest, but then transferred to study broadcasting at the University of Denver. Penfound worked as a radio announcer at KLMR in Lamar, Colorado, while attending school (1950). He was an announcer for KVOD in Denver before returning to Elyria as news and sports director at WEOL radio. He also worked at Cleveland radio station WERE as an announcer and salesman. On April 26, 1953, Penfound was hired as a sports announcer and floorman for WEWS-TV, and began hosting the Captain Penny program on March 2, 1955. During the course of its 16 years on the air, the show featured old cartoons, along with Little Rascals and Three Stooges shorts.

Personal details

Date of birth
Date of death
1974 at age of 47
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Places lived
Naples , Florida
pop. 20,537 (2013)
Elyria , Ohio
pop. 53,956 (2013)


1. University of Denver Colleges/University

The University of Denver (DU), founded in 1864, is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. The University of Denver is a coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. DU currently enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. The 125-acre (0.51 km) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about seven miles (11 km) south of downtown Denver.

Institution info

Type Private school
2013. 403 mil. $
2011. 345 mil. $
Institution colors
2199 S. University Blvd, 80208 - Denver, Colorado
2013. 5,561
2010. 5,455
2009. 5,376
2013. 6,282
2010. 6,387
Acceptance rate
2012. 68.0 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 39.7 K $
2010. 35.6 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Denver connected by profession and/or age

b. 1927., Dramatist
b. 1922., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1927., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1932., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1927., Visual Artist
b. 1927., Politician
b. 1926., Politician
b. 1930., Athlete

2. Kenyon College Colleges/University

Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. It is the oldest private college in Ohio. The campus is noted for its Collegiate Gothic architecture and rustic setting, and it was named one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world by Forbes in 2010. Old Kenyon Hall, built in 1827, is believed to be the oldest Gothic revival building in the Americas, though it has burnt twice and been rebuilt. Kenyon College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kenyon is one of the Hidden Ivies and considered one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation with distinctions such as being named one of Newsweek's "New Ivies".

Type Liberal arts college
2013. 195 mil. $
2010. 159 mil. $
Institution colors
December, 1824
106 College Park Drive, 43022 - Gambier, Ohio
2013. 1,676
2010. 1,632
2009. 1,618
Acceptance rate
2014. 24.6 %
2013. 38.0 %
2010. 33.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 45.5 K $
2010. 39.4 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Kenyon College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1927., Politician
b. 1923., Poet
b. 1924., Historian
b. 1924., Novelist
b. 1925., Comedian
b. 1925., Actor
b. 1923., Chemist
b. 1923., Photographer


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