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founding father

  • n  a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
  • n  a person who founds or establishes some institution
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  • Gilroy gears up for Fourth of July
    When Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Congress emancipated the 13 colonies from Great Britain's King George III in 1776 by signing the Declaration of Independence, founding father John Adams was a
    June 20, 2013 - The Gilroy Dispatch
  • Ben Franklin has an opinion on the NSA surveillance scandal
    The Founding Father with the most future-minded street cred explains why every American should be afraid of a secret data-mining agency. Courteous reader, allow me to pose a question: What good is Freedom if, in order to protect said Freedom, we must destroy it? Mr. Obama himself, duly elected... [This is a summary. To read the full article on, click the headline above.]
    June 19, 2013 - Philadelphia Weekly
  • Physician and renowned bioethicist Edmund Pellegrino dies at age 92
    Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, regarded as a founding father in the field of bioethics, died June 13 at the age of 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, he was a renowned physician, ethicist, research scholar and administrator.
    June 18, 2013 - National Catholic Reporter

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