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Sir Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
1st Speaker of the Grand Council
Term of Office: October 16, 1762 - October 16, 1771
Predecessor: None
Successor: John Hancock
Biography
Born:
January 17, 1706

Boston, Massachusetts

Died:
October 8, 1796

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Political party:
None
Occupation:
Scientist, Writer, Politician
Signature:
Benjamin Franklin Signature

Sir Benjamin Franklin was an American writer, printer, scientist, and statesman who was the first Speaker of the Grand Council. His involvement in the crafting of what became known as the Albany Plan, and ultimately the Union of North America. For his influence in the nation's formation, he is known among Americans as the "Father of His Country."

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