Who's this guy

I’m eating cereal as we speak and I started to wonder, who’s the guy on the Quaker Oats emblem. Did or do the Quakers run that company?

From this site…

“None of the founders of the company were Quakers, although one of the owners claimed some Quaker descent. The image was chosen to represent purity, simplicity and quality. In 1877, the Quaker Oats Man became the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.”

I’ve heard people say it is William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, but I think it is just some every-day, run-of-the-mill Quaker.

See this Staff Report on the Penn (non)connection.


Who don’t seem to have been Quakers.