News Display: Remembering Benjamin Franklin
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 04/02/2018
Uploaded: 04/02/2018
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Benjamin Frnaklin, constitution, democracy, Founding Father, Libraries, publishing, Science, technology, United States history

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Remembering Benjamin Franklin, Tuesday, 4/17


Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790) was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States who played a great role in the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution, as well as in science, invention, publishing, and education. Franklin was the 6th president of the United States, and also served as United States Minister to Sweden, United States Minister to France, 1st United States Postmaster General, and Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly. He authored "Poor Richard's Almanac" under the pseudonym Richard Saunders; founded the first public library of the United States; and also served as the first president of the Academy and College of Philadelphia which late became the University of Pennsylvania.


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