He would continue to work in the printing/press business in Philadelphia for only a couple short months. Along this adventure, Benjamin Franklin had established ties with incredibly powerful politicians such as The Royal Governor; as well as others. Eventually, Benjamin Franklin would be persuaded to spend some time over in the mother country, England. Benjamin Franklin also noted him befriending a Mr. Denham, a Quaker, whom would remain friend with him during his stay in England. He would be spending a total of a year and a half over in England, arriving in London on December 24th, 1724.
Paul Rand: The Legendary Graphic Designer Paul Rand is a famous American graphic designer. Starting his career very early creating a logo for his father’s grocery store. He gained recognition when he designed logos for UPS, IBM, ABC, Cummins Engine, and Westington House. Later eventually publishing graphic design books and even taking up teaching at Pratt University and Yale University. He died at age 82 with may accomplishments in his life.
Thomas had a very good childhood and was a very hard worker as a teenager. He invented the universal stock printer and he perfected the lightbulb. Thomas Alva Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He was born the youngest of seven siblings to Samuel and Nancy Edison. His father was an political activist from Canada, and his mother was an excellent school teacher and she was one of the biggest influences in Thomas’s life.
Benjamin Franklin is most well-known for his episode with a lightning bolt, although in reality, he should be known for his aid in the forming of America’s foundation. At the age of fifteen he, along with his brothers, started The New England Courant, a newspaper in the Boston area. With their success rapidly growing, Benjamin decided he was no longer needed and sought to create his own printing press. An additional press was not needed in Boston, so Franklin took his few belongings and traveled up the river to Philadelphia. Here he made acquaintances with influential men, purchased the Pennsylvania Gazette, was elected into the Second Continental Congress, accepted the job of Postmaster General, and became the first U.S Ambassador to France.
Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia, the author of the Declaration of Independence, the third president, and the statue of Virginia for religious freedom, was born on April 13 1743. Thomas began learning formal education at a young age. Later on he practiced law, and he went on to write one of the most greatest documents ever, the declaration of independence. As a child Thomas Jefferson’s father was very smart so he was able to get an education. At age 9 he already started formal education and learned Greek and Latin.
His father, John Thoreau, owned and worked in his own pencil factory. His father’s pencils were recognized as America’s best pencils during the 1800’s, due to his study of German pencil making techniques and his great engineering skills. His eldest brother, John Jr., began to teach at Harvard so Henry would later be able to attend the university. There he studied the classics,
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. Ben was the 15th child there were nine brothers and seven sisters. His father wanted him to be a ministry of a church but instead he went to a grammar school. Later at age ten Ben was taken out of grammar school and started to work in his family 's candle and soap shop. At age twelve ben took a job as an apprentice at his brother 's printing shop.
William Paterson In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the Constitutional Convention concluded with 38 of the 41 delegates signing the United States Constitution. Among those 38 men was William Paterson of New Jersey. William Paterson came to America from Ireland when he was just years old. His father did well in manufacturing and selling tin goods which allowed William a good education in private schools. He entered the College of New Jersey which is now Princeton at the age of 14.
Before he was known for his architecture of Eastern State he had opened his own school of architectural drawing. It was said in “John Haviland Bibliography”, “Haviland got commission from churches, public buildings and private residence to keep his school running. In 1821 the legislature of Pennsylvania authorised a new penitentiary to be built in Philadelphia and Haviland won the competition.” His design completely altered the way many people looked at prisons and the concepts behind them. Haviland was quite the multitasker of his time period because he was not only designing and creating Eastern State, but also, many other prisons around the United States. Haviland was drawing up prison designs for Rhode Island, New York, Virginia and Pittsburgh.
Issac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, on Christmas morning. He was born prematurely, but survived. The plague was a big problem when he grew up, and England was trying to make it through a civil war. Isaac, who was fatherless grew up with his grandmother. In school, he found an interest in mechanics, and sundials, creating one of the most accurate clocks of their time.