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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 Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a hero of Colonial America and a man of amazing talents. He is still considered to be among the brainiest of the "Founding Fathers" of the United States. Franklin's achievements…

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

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 STARK

Senate Years of Service: 1861-1862Party: DemocratSTARK, Benjamin, a Senator from Oregon; born in New Orleans, La., June 26, 1820; pursued classical studies and graduated from Union School, New …

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; …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel and the leader of that nation's Likud Party. Born in Tel Aviv the year after Israel had gained independence, Benjamin Netanyahu studied for a few yea…