Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790)

Statesman, scientist, inventor, publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette, author of Poor Richard’s Almanac, member of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, signer of the Declaration of Independence, first U.S. Postmaster General, American commissioner to Paris.

Benjamin Franklin: Statesman, scientist, inventor, and first U.S. Postmaster GeneralBenjamin Franklin

 
 

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