Franklin, William

Franklin, William,

c.1730–1813, last royal governor of New Jersey; illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. He grew up in Philadelphia, served in King George's War, and was (1754–56) comptroller of the general post office in Philadelphia. In 1757 he went with his father to England, where he studied law and through influential friends was appointed (1763) governor of New Jersey. Although well-liked at first, his strong attachment to England and British authority soon made him unpopular. After the American Revolution began, he sided with the Loyalists and quarreled bitterly with his father. The New Jersey congress ordered (1776) his arrest, and he was imprisoned in Connecticut until he was exchanged in 1778. Franklin went to England in 1782, never to return. In 1784 he was reconciled with his father.
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President and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, William A.
of Alberta, Canada, provide a catalog to go with an exhibition held there from May to August 2008 that details 59 books and maps published from 1565 to 1983 by Arctic explorers such as James Cook, George Vancouver, John Franklin, William Edward Parry, George Back, Elisha Kent Kane, and William Gilkerson.
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Samuel Franklin, William Carroll, Joshua Monday, and Shayne Green--were convicted last year of conspiring to violate Siler's civil rights and sentenced to prison terms of up to six years.
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