Not only was Benjamin Franklin a great statesman and patriot, he was also a brilliant man. He was an inventor, perhaps best known for the experiments with electricity with a kite, a key, and a string. What he learned through those experiments opened the door for other major inventions, such as the inventor of light bulb Thomas Edison, and changed the world forever.
His other accomplishments including founding the very first fire department in Pennsylvania and creating the Franklin stove. While he was serving as Postmaster General, he developed the odometer to help make mail delivery more efficient. He was the creator of bifocals, one of his inventions I am using even as I set and write these words. And anyone who loves to read probably deeply appreciates the fact that Franklin created the first public lending library in the United States.
Benjamin Franklin wore many hats and served his country well. It is indeed fitting that we honor him by putting his face on the one hundred dollar bill.