Francis Hopkinson (October 2, 1737 – May 9, 1791) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, jurist, author, and composer. He designed Continental paper money and two early versions of flags, one for the United States and one for the United States Navy.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Hopkinson
Francis Hopkinson (October 2, 1737 – May 9, 1791) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, jurist, author, and composer. He designed Continental paper money and two early versions of flags, one for the United States and one for the United States Navy.
Francis Hopkinson, (born October 2, 1737, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [U.S.]—died May 9, 1791, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.), American lawyer, musician, author, member of the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Francis Hopkinson, a native of Philadelphia, had previously signed the Declaration of Independence and was very active in the debates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Hopkinson was a man of remarkable talents and achievements especially within the political, artistic, and literary arena.
Francis Hopkinson was an American Politician, a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence Public domain image. Hopkinson was born on October 2, 1737 in Philadelphia.
A lawyer, statesman, judge, scientist, and inventor, Francis Hopkinson was intimately involved in shaping and reporting upon America's pre-Revolutionary, Revolutionary and Constitutional eras. Yet more important to the story of George Washington, Hopkinson's other diverse activities as poet, performer, arranger, and composer of music offer a ...
Francis Hopkinson served as a trustee of the College and Academy of Philadelphia from 1778 to 1791, acting as treasurer of the board in 1779.
Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791), the first native American composer, was also a literary satirist, jurist, and inventor. Francis Hopkinson was born on Oct. 2, 1737, in Philadelphia. He studied at the academy there and then attended the recently opened College of Philadelphia (later University of Pennsylvania ), graduating at 19.
America's First Composer of Music. By D.E. Vitale Although known mainly as one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, Francis Hopkinson’s legacy all too often ignores his unique contributions to the music of early America.
Francis Hopkinson 1737-1791 Representing New Jersey at the Continental Congress by Ole Erekson, Engraver, c1876, Library of Congress September 21, 1737 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Graduate of the College of Philadelphia (Lawyer, Judge, Author)
Francis Hopkinson has been acknowledged as a signer of the Declaration of Independence; a jurist; an inventor; an artist; an essayist; a scholar; a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's first class (1757); an organist; a psalmodist; and a harpsichordist.