American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin and John Bartram in Philadelphia. Through research grants, publishing magazines, maintaining an extensive library, and regular meetings of this philosophical society promotes many disciplines in the humanities and natural sciences.

Among the members are and were, among others, George Washington, John Adams, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Rush, James Madison, John Marshall, Lewis Nicola and Marie -Joseph Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Tadeusz Kościuszko and Hermann Parzinger.

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