Fourth of July: Founders, Facts and 'No Fooling?'

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Benjamin Franklin
  • Founding Father: John Adams
  • Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson
  • Founding Father: John Hancock
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Edward Rutledge
  • Founding Father: Roger Sherman from Connecticut
  • Charles Carroll
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin (age 70), who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest of the signers. Franklin County, Pa., had an estimated population of 151,275 as of July 1, 2012. Portrait by Joseph Siffrein Duplessis