07 November 2015

On This Day: Franklin replaced as postmaster general

Congress chose Richard Bache to succeed Benjamin Franklin as postmaster general On This Day in 1776. Bache was Franklin’s son-in-law. He held the position of Postmaster General from 7 November 1776 until 28 January 1782, when he was succeeded by Ebenezer Hazard. 

Bache, an Englishman by birth, had immigrated to New York in 1760. He came to Philadelphia a few years later, where he married Franklin’s daughter Sarah. He died at the age of 105 on 17 April 1811 in Bucks County, PA. 

Post office stays in the Franklin family. 7 November 1776. History.com.
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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.