franklin franklin  /f ˈræŋ klɪn/


  1. (n) United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
  2. (n) printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
  3. (n) a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth



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  1. Franklin Lumber to reopen International Paper, create 72 jobs

    FRANKLIN — Franklin Lumber LLC, a company created by former employees of International Paper's Isle of Wight sawmill, has purchased the Franklin sawmill and plans to create 72 new jobs in Isle of Wight, according to a release from Gov. Bob McDonnell's office.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Press

  2. Franklin propane tank manufacturer closes after recall

    A Franklin-based manufacturer of see-through propane tanks has shuttered after government safety regulators ordered an emergency recall of its tanks over fears that they could leak flammable materials.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Tennessean

  3. Franklin Covey Co. and Rainbow Station, Inc. Launch The Leader in Me, a Whole School, Education Transformation Process ...

    Franklin Covey Co. and Rainbow Station, Inc. announced today they have launched The Leader in Me®, Franklin Covey’s whole school, education transformation process, based
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  • "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Katie Couric.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: New York Daily News

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