Bache, Richard

Bache, Richard,

1737–1811, American merchant, b. Yorkshire, England. He came to New York City in 1765 to join an older brother in the mercantile business. Bache soon moved to Philadelphia in the interest of the firm, which had built up a large West Indian trade. In 1767 he married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin FranklinFranklin, Benjamin,
1706–90, American statesman, printer, scientist, and writer, b. Boston. The only American of the colonial period to earn a European reputation as a natural philosopher, he is best remembered in the United States as a patriot and diplomat.
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. He served on many committees in the American Revolution, including the Board of War. He succeeded Franklin as Postmaster General in 1776 and held office until 1782.

Bache, Richard

(1737–1811) merchant; born in Settle, Yorkshire, England (son-in-law of Benjamin Franklin). Emigrating to New York City in 1765, he settled in Philadelphia and married Sarah Franklin in 1767. During the Revolution he was on the Board of War and succeeded his father-in-law as postmaster general (1776–82). His family firm issued private insurance policies and engaged in business with the West Indies and Newfoundland.
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