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Benjamin Franklin Ralp L. Ketcham

Benjamin Franklin

Ralp L. Ketcham

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Benjamin Franklin, the fifteenth child of a Boston candlemaker, is often called Americas patron saint of common sense. As a scientist and inventor, Franklin gave us the lightning rod and bifocals. His Autobiography ranks as a masterpiece, and hisMoreBenjamin Franklin, the fifteenth child of a Boston candlemaker, is often called Americas patron saint of common sense. As a scientist and inventor, Franklin gave us the lightning rod and bifocals. His Autobiography ranks as a masterpiece, and his homely philosophy won wide appeal in Poor Richards Almanac.As a statesman and diplomat, Franklin helped shape our nation into a democratic, free society. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the treaty that ended the American Revolution all bear his signature and his various contributions.In 1789, George Washington penned his tribute to Benjamin Franklin, whose practical genius, humor, and wisdom permeated early American life: If to be venerated for benevolence, if to be admired for talents, if to be esteemed for patriotism, if to be loved for philanthropy can gratify the human mind, you must have the pleasing consolation to know that you have not lived a life in vain.