By: Albert Bushnell Hart (1854-1943)
This is Vol. 6, No. 7, Serial No. 155 of The Mentor, published May 15, 1918.
Benjamin Franklin was one of the leading figures of the 18th century and a founding father of the United States. His interests and accomplishments were broad and varied. Franklin is known as a brilliant inventor and a leading author, politician, diplomat, scientist, postmaster, and an influential printer in Philadelphia. These short vignettes for The Mentor magazine cover many of aspects of Franklin’s amazing life and career.