Before you say anything, tweet anything, or comment—yes, he really was President. No, not of the United States, but of the great state of Pennsylvania. Before there was any such thing as a U.S. president, he served as the sixth commander-in-chief of the colony and possessed the lofty title "President of Pennsylvania" and not "Governor," though he had "Prevost" and not "President" while at UPenn.
Though never the Commander-In-Chief of the nation, President Franklin, the $100 man—deemed 20 times more valuable than President Lincoln by the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing—was America's greatest polymath and owner of one of the sharpest wits of the 18th century.
Here's some of his presidential wisdom for President's Day.
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