Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    Non-career appointee
    State of Residence: Pennsylvania

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        Termination of Mission: Superseded May 17, 1785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