Monday, July 7, 2014

The Ages Of The Founders In 1776

James Monroe, 18
Gilbert Stuart, 20
Aaron Burr, 20
Alexander Hamilton, 21
Betsy Ross, 24
James Madison, 25
Thomas Jefferson, 33
John Adams, 40
Paul Revere, 41
George Washington, 44
Samuel Adams, 53

This makes it clear why Benjamin Franklin is always viewed as the "grand old man" of the nation, as he was 70, more than twice the age of the composer of the Declaration of Independence.