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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      Termination of Mission: Superseded May 17, 1785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
      • Did not proceed to Stockholm, but negotiated a treaty with Sweden which was signed at Paris on April 3, 1783. Also accredited to France; resident at Paris.