Download the book This is Vol. 6, No. 7, Serial No. 155 of The Mentor, published May 15, 1918.Benjamin Franklin was one of the leading figures of the 18th century and a founding father of the United States. His interests and accomplishments were broad and varied. Franklin is known as a brilliant inventor and a leading author, politician, diplomat, scientist, postmaster, and an influential printer in Philadelphia. These short vignettes for The Mentor magazine cover many of aspects of Franklin’s amazing life and career.