Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    Non-career appointee
    State of Residence: Pennsylvania

    1. Minister Plenipotentiary (France)
      Appointed: September 14, 1778
      Presentation of Credentials: March 23, 1779
      Termination of Mission: Superseded May 17, 1785
      • Also commissioned to negotiate a treaty with Sweden.
    2. Minister Plenipotentiary (Sweden)
      Appointed: September 28, 1782
      • Also accredited to France; did not proceed to Stockholm, but negotiated a treaty with Sweden which was signed at Paris, Apr 3, 1783.