John Richards

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John Richards
His Excellency
Editor (Penn Press)
Assumed office:
3 February 2022
Editor-in-Chief Maximus Haines
Predecessor Devin Purcell
Lance Corporal (Medici Police Department)
In office:
8 November 2022 - 6 November 2022
Minister of Public Safety Nicholas Fisher
Commissioner Nicholas Fisher
Predecessor None
Successor Office abolished
Personal Information
Born 1 July 2003 (2003-07-01) (age 20)
Rockford, Illinois
Birth name John Lewis Richards
Nationality  United States
Ethnicity Caucasian
Political party
Political affiliations
Residence Truenorth, Canada
Home town Rockford, Illinois
Religion None (atheist)
Military service
Allegiance  Penn Federal Republic
Service/branch Pennian Militia
In service 2021 - 2022
Rank Sergeant

Sergeant John Richards (b. 1 July 2003) is an American-Canadian journalist and micronationalist. He is the first editor of the digital micronational newspaper the Penn Press to not be affiliated with the government of the Penn Federal Republic.

Early life

John Lewis Richards was born 1 July 2003 in Rockford, Illinois. He attended primary school in the United States before moving to Canada at the age of sixteen. He was interested in politics from a young age, being involved with his school's Model United Nations. He also displayed a knack for writing and journalism, editing his high school paper before getting involved with the Penn Press.


Richards met Pennian President Devin Purcell in late 2021, and took over as the first independent author of a news publication in the Penn Federal Republic. Working under Editor-in-Chief Maximus Haines, he released multiple publications relating to various aspects of Pennian politics.[1][2] He also serves as a Lance Corporal in the Medici Police Department and a Sergeant in the Pennian militia.

  1. Richards, John. “President Purcell Sweeps Polls, Wins ElectionPenn Press, 18 July 2022
  2. Richards, John. "Supreme Court Levels Charges Against Vice President Andrew Brotherton" Penn Press, 14 September 2022