Home

Cite

Search

Search results

906 results found

Benjamin

A smart overcoat; so called from a tailor of the name, and rendered popular by its association with Joseph's “coat of many colours.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.…

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker was a free-born descendant of slaves who became a famous 18th-century astronomer, mathematician and surveyor. He is considered by many to be the first African-American scientist. Be…

Benjamin Spock

Dr. Benjamin Spock's book Baby and Child Care was published in 1946, just in time for the post-World War II baby boom, and became a best-selling guide to child rearing. Pediatrician Spock encouraged …

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin HarrisonBorn: 8/20/1833Birthplace: North Bend, Ohio Benjamin Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio, on Aug. 20, 1833, the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the ninth president. A gr…

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison was a Civil War general and a Republican senator from Indiana before defeating incumbent Grover Cleveland in the 1888 presidential election. His presidency was undistinguished, but h…

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a hero of Colonial America and a man of amazing talents. His achievements are too varied to sum up easily; they include signing the Declaration of Independence, publishing the f…

Benjamin FRANKLIN

FRANKLIN, Benjamin, (uncle of Franklin Davenport), a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Boston, Mass., January 17, 1706; attended the Boston Grammar School one year; was instructed in elementa…

Benjamin HARRISON

HARRISON, Benjamin, (father of Carter Bassett Harrison and William Henry Harrison, grandfather of John Scott Harrison, great-grandfather of Benjamin Harrison [1833-1901] and great-great-great g…

Benjamin HAWKINS

Senate Years of Service: 1789-1791; 1791-1795Party: Pro-Administration; Anti-AdministrationHAWKINS, Benjamin, (uncle of Micajah Thomas Hawkins), a Delegate and a Senator from North Carolina; bo…

Benjamin TALLMADGE

TALLMADGE, Benjamin, (father of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Brookhaven, Long Island, N.Y., February 25, 1754; moved to Litchfield, Conn., in 1783; …