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Benjamin Franklin
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FRS , FRSE (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States . Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist , politician, freemason , postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod , bifocals , and the Franklin stove , among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and the University of Pennsylvania , an Ivy League institution. Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity , initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies
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Benjamin Franklin (other)
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706–1790) was an American statesman, writer, scientist, inventor and printer. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN or BEN FRANKLIN may also refer to: CONTENTS * 1 People * 2 Ships * 3 Arts and literature * 4 Other * 5 See also PEOPLE * Ben Franklin (Canadian politician) (1942–2003), former mayor of Nepean, Ontario * Ben Franklin (Australian politician) (born c. 1974), a current politician in the New South Wales Legislative Council * Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
(clergyman) (1812–1878), American religious leader * Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
(surgeon) (1844–1917), British surgeon * Benjamin Cromwell Franklin (1805–1873), Texas state senator * Benjamin Joseph Franklin (1839–1898), U.S. Representative from Missouri * Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Bache (1801–1881), U.S
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Franklin (other)
FRANKLIN may refer to: * Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
(1706–1790), a Founding Father of the United States * John Franklin
John Franklin
(1786–1847), a British Royal Navy officer and explorer *
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List Of Governors Of Pennsylvania
The GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA is the head of the executive branch of Pennsylvania\'s state government and serves as the commander-in-chief of the state\'s military forces . The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to approve or veto bills passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature and to convene the legislature. The governor may grant pardons except in cases of impeachment , but only when recommended by the Board of Pardons. There have been seven presidents and 46 governors of Pennsylvania, with two governors serving non-consecutive terms, totaling 55 terms in both offices. The longest term was that of the first governor, Thomas Mifflin , who served three full terms as governor in addition to two years as president. The shortest term belonged to John Bell , who served only 19 days as acting governor after his predecessor resigned. The current governor is Tom Wolf , whose term began on January 20, 2015
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Charles Biddle
CHARLES BIDDLE (1745–1821) was a Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
statesman and a member of the prominent Biddle family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. CONTENTS* 1 Early life and career * 1.1 Career * 2 Personal life * 3 References * 4 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREERBiddle was born in 1745 to William Biddle, 3rd (1698–1756) and Mary Scull (1709–1789)
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Peter Muhlenberg
JOHN PETER GABRIEL MUHLENBERG (October 1, 1746 – October 1, 1807) was an American clergyman , Continental Army
Continental Army
soldier during the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
, and political figure in the newly independent United States. A Lutheran minister, he served in the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
and United States Senate
United States Senate
from Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Military career * 3 Political career * 4 Legacy * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONMuhlenberg was born to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
German parents Anna Maria and Henry Muhlenberg
Henry Muhlenberg
in Trappe, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

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David Redick
DAVID REDICK (died 1805) was a Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
surveyor , lawyer , and politician . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Family * 1.2 Career * 1.3 Public service * 1.4 Whiskey Rebellion
Whiskey Rebellion
* 1.5 Death * 2 References BIOGRAPHYRedick was born in Ireland
Ireland
, and after coming to America made his home for several years in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. Redick was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
. He read law and was admitted to the bar in 1782. FAMILYHe married the niece of business associate David Hoge. Redick and his wife had at least three children. A son became a lawyer and died at a young age. His daughter, Nancy, and her husband inherited the Redick home in Washington and lived there until their own deaths
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John Dickinson (Pennsylvania And Delaware)
JOHN DICKINSON (November 8, 1732 – February 14, 1808), a Founding Father of the United States
United States
, was a solicitor and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
and Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware
known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his twelve Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, published individually in 1767 and 1768. As a member of the First Continental Congress
Continental Congress
, where he was a signee to the Continental Association
Continental Association
, Dickinson drafted most of the 1774 Petition to the King , and then as a member of the Second Continental Congress wrote the 1775 Olive Branch Petition
Olive Branch Petition
, two attempts to negotiate with King George III of Great Britain
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Thomas Mifflin
THOMAS MIFFLIN (January 10, 1744 – January 20, 1800) was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. He served in a variety of roles during and after the American Revolution , several of which qualify him to be counted among the Founding Fathers . He was the first Governor of Pennsylvania
Governor of Pennsylvania
, serving from 1790 to 1799. Born in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Mifflin became a merchant after graduating from the College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
. He joined the Continental Army after serving in the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Provincial Assembly and the Continental Congress
Continental Congress

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United States Ambassador To Sweden
The UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO SWEDEN (Swedish : USA:s ambassadör i Sverige) serves as the official diplomatic representative of the President and the Government of the United States of America
Government of the United States of America
to the King and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden
Sweden
. Diplomatic relations between Sweden
Sweden
and the United States began with the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce in 1783. In addition, from 1814 to 1905 the United States Chief of Mission in Sweden
Sweden
also represented United States interest with respect to Norway ; as the latter was during that period of time aligned with Sweden, for purposes of foreign relations, in the Union between Sweden
Sweden
and Norway
Norway

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Congress Of The Confederation
The CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATION, or the CONFEDERATION CONGRESS, formally referred to as the UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, was the governing body of the United States of America that existed from March 1, 1781, to March 4, 1789. A unicameral body with legislative and executive function, it comprised delegates appointed by the legislatures of the several states . Each state delegation had one vote
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Jonathan Russell
JONATHAN RUSSELL (February 27, 1771 – February 17, 1832) was a United States Representative
United States Representative
from Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and diplomat. Born in Providence, Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island
on February 27, 1771, Russell graduated from Brown University
Brown University
(then Rhode Island College) in 1791. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, but did not practice. He engaged in mercantile pursuits for a number of years. In 1808 he was appointed Collector of the Port of Bristol . He was appointed by President James Madison
James Madison
to the Diplomatic Service in France in 1811. He transferred to England
England
, where he was Chargé d\'Affaires when war was declared by the United States in 1812 . He was Minister to Sweden and Norway
Norway
from January 18, 1814 to October 16, 1818
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United States Ambassador To France
The UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE is the official representative of the President of the United States to the head of state of France. There has been a U.S. Ambassador to France since the American Revolution . The United States sent its first envoys to France in 1776, towards the end of the four-centuries-old Bourbon dynasty . The American diplomatic relationship with France has continued throughout that country's five republican regimes , two periods of French empire, the Bourbon Restoration , and its July Monarchy . After the Battle of France , the United States maintained diplomatic relations with Vichy France until France severed them on the date Operation Torch was launched in November 1942; the Embassy was reopened December 1944
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Arthur Lee (diplomat)
ARTHUR LEE (20 December 1740 – 12 December 1792) was a physician and opponent of slavery in colonial Virginia
Virginia
in North America who served as an American diplomat during the American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
. He was educated in medicine and law at the University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
and in London, respectively. After passing the bar, he practiced law in London for several years. He stayed in London during the Revolutionary War, representing the colonies to Britain and France and also serving as an American spy to track their activities. After his return to Virginia, he served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Ancestry * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links LIFEBorn in Virginia, Arthur Lee was the youngest son of Hon. Thomas Lee (1690–1750) and Hannah Harrison Ludwell (1701–1750)
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Silas Deane
SILAS DEANE (January 4, 1738 – September 23, 1789) was an American merchant , politician , and diplomat , and a supporter of American independence. Deane served as a delegate to the Continental Congress , then as the first foreign diplomat from the United States
United States
to France . Near the end of the war, Congress charged Deane with financial impropriety, and the British intercepted and published some letters in which he had implied that the American cause was hopeless. After the war, Deane lived in Ghent
Ghent
and London
London
and died under mysterious circumstances while attempting to return to America
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John Adams
JOHN ADAMS (October 30 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801) and the first Vice President (1789–97). He was a lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, and, as a Founding Father , a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain . He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and closest advisor Abigail . He collaborated with his cousin, revolutionary leader Samuel Adams , but he established his own prominence prior to the American Revolution . After the