Benjamin Franklin never served as the President of the United States. However, he did serve as the President of Pennsylvania and head of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, a position equivalent to today’s Pennsylvania governorship. He served as that president for three years.Continue Reading
Benjamin Franklin is a Founding Father of the United States. He is a signatory of each of the United States’ four major founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Paris and the U.S. Constitution.
Franklin served as the country’s first U.S. Postmaster General in 1775. The next year, he took up the position of U.S. Ambassador to France, which he held for nine years.Learn more about US History
Benjamin Franklin had two sons and one daughter. His sons were William Franklin and Francis Folger Franklin, and his daughter was Sarah Franklin Bache. Francis and Sarah were born in his marriage to Deborah Read, while William was born out of wedlock.Full Answer >
Benjamin Franklin never attended college or university. His formal education ended when he was 10 years old, after attending the Boston Latin School for two years. Franklin pursued self-education for the rest of his life and became a renowned scientist, inventor and political theorist.Full Answer >
Young Benjamin Franklin attended Mr. George Brownell's school to study arithmetic and writing. Franklin attended this school from the age of 8 until 10 years old.Full Answer >
Myriad Internet websites maintain biographies of various length about Benjamin Franklin, including bioguide.congress.gov, ushistory.org and history.com. Numerous books detailing Franklin's life and legacy also exist, including "Benjamin Franklin" by Edmund S. Morgan and "Benjamin Franklin and American Foreign Policy" by Gerald Stourzh.Full Answer >