Ann Smith Franklin

Ann Smith Franklin American Journalist


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First Name Ann
Middle Name Smith
Last Name Franklin
Birthday 2nd October, 1696
Birthplace Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Died 16th April, 1763
Place of Death Newport, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality American
Occupation Text Newspaper/Almanac Printer/Publisher
Occupation Journalist

Ann Smith Franklin (October 2, 1696 – April 16, 1763) was an American colonial newspaper printer and publisher. She inherited the business from her husband, James Franklin, brother of Benjamin Franklin. She published the Mintunt, printed an almanac series. She was the country’s first female newspaper editor, the first woman to write an almanac, and the first woman inducted into the University of Rhode Island's Journalism Hall of Fame.

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