Freemason: Benjamin Franklin

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    January 6, 1706 O.S. - April 17, 1790

    American printer — he published the first book in the colonies, Anderson’s Constitutions of 1723 — author, postmaster, statesman, scientist and philosopher, Franklin was instrumental in the formation of the United States.

    Initiated: February 1730-1
    Secretary: 1735-38
    St. John’s Lodge, Philadelphia
    Junior Grand Warden: June 24, 1732
    Grand Master: June 24, 1734
    Provincial Grand Master, Boston: June 10, 1749
    Provincial Grand Master, Philadelphia: June 1760
    Deputy Grand Master: March 13, 1750
    Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
    Venerable Master: 1779-80, 1782
    Loge des Neuf Soeurs, Paris
     
  2. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    HE was trully an amazing man.
     
  3. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    He was! It was a shame that, because of a dust up over Grand Lodge jurisdiction, he was denied a Masonic funeral.
     
  4. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    He was a freak too....he had an insatiable appetite for the ladies.....
     
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  5. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Yeah, and they for him even when he was in his 70s.
     

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