Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Beginning Life as a Printer

07.01.2010 - By The Founding Fathers Podcast

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Benjamin Franklin was not only one of the Founding Fathers of the United
States. He was a leading writer, publisher, inventor, diplomat,
scientist, and philosopher. He is well-known for his experiments with
electricity and lightning, and for publishing "Poor Richard's Almanac"
and the Pennsylvania
Gazette. He served as Postmaster General under the Continental
Congress, and later became a prominent abolitionist. He is credited with
inventing the lightning rod, the Franklin Stove, and bifocals.

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