Richard Bache

Richard Bache

Richard Bache (1737–1811), born in Yorkshire, England, married the only daughter of Benjamin Franklin in 1767, having immigrated to New York City in 1765. He served as comptroller of the Postal Service under Franklin from 1775–1776, and was Franklin's successor as Postmaster General, serving from 1776–1782 during much of the Revolutionary War; he also served on the Board of War. His wife, Sarah Bache (1743-1808), was widely known for patriotism and benevolent activities.

Their son, Richard Bache Jr., served in the Republic of Texas Navy and was elected as a Representative to the Second Texas Legislature in 1847. Another son was Benjamin Franklin Bache (1769-1798)

U.S. Navy surgeon Benjamin Franklin Bache (1801–1881) and the physicist Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867) were grandsons of Richard Bache Sr. (and thus great-grandsons of Benjamin Franklin).

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