Benjamin Franklin Bache (journalist)

Benjamin Franklin Bache (journalist)

Benjamin Franklin Bache (Aug. 12, 1769 – Sept. 10, 1798), was an American journalist, printer and publisher. He founded the Philadelphia Aurora, a newspaper that supported Jeffersonian philosophy. He frequently attacked the Federalist political leaders, including President John Adams. His paper's heated attacks are thought to have contributed to Congress' passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts.

The grandson of Benjamin Franklin, Bache was often referred to as "Lightning Rod Junior" after his famous grandfather's experiment. The son of Sarah Franklin and Richard Bache, he died at 29 in the yellow fever epidemic of 1798.

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