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
in 1760. He
came to New York Philadelphia a few years later, where he
daughter Sarah. He died at the age of 105 on 17 April 1811 in Franklin Bucks County, PA.
Post office stays in the
November 1776. History.com. Franklin
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