Benjamin Franklin

American Legend

Benjamin Franklin autobiography

Why is Benjamin Franklin on the hundred dollar bill ? Benjamin Franklin is in the hundred dollar bill because he contributed much to what is deemed most Americans about the United states . He was tirelessly innovative and very brave.

Public service

Franklin became a member of Philadelphia’s city council in 1748 and a justice of the peace the following year. In 1751 Franklin was elected a Philadelphia alderman and a representative to the Pennsylvania Assembly, a position to which he was re-elected annually until 1764. Two years later, he accepted a royal appointment as deputy postmaster general of North America.