Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.
“Whoever Would Overthrow The Liberty Of A Nation Must Begin By Subduing The Freeness Of Speech.”
– Benjamin Franklin