"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead
and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing."
America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these
words of wisdom by writing as much as he possibly could and by doing even more. He became
famous for being a scientist,
an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Today, we honor
Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one of America's greatest citizens.
Although he was born in Boston, the city of Philadelphia is remembered as the home of Ben
Franklin. In Philadelphia, you can find both Ben's gravesite and the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
You'll also find the Franklin Institute
The following biographical sketches of America's founding
fathers are taken from the 1829 book, Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of
Independence, by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich. Some editing has been done including an
effort to modernize the spelling.
|Thomas M' Kean|
|Richard Henry Lee |
|Thomas Nelson, Jr.|
|Francis Lightfoot Lee|
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