He is famous for several things: one is for being a diplomat and serving as one of the Founding Fathers of the US.
He is credited with the development of bifocal glasses and with the investigation of lightning as a form of electricity (leading to the increased understanding of the function of lightning rods).
- Us Diplomat
- Oldest member of the Constitutional convention
- First Post master general of the United State
- Writer of Poor Richard's Almanack
- Started the first free library