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|United States Postmaster General|
November 7, 1776 – January 28, 1782
|Preceded by||Benjamin Franklin|
|Succeeded by||Ebenezer Hazard|
September 12, 1737|
Settle, Great Britain
|Died||April 17, 1811
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
(m. 1767; died 1808)
Richard Bache (1737–1811) worked for the Postal Service under Benjamin Franklin from 1775–1776, and was Franklin's successor as Postmaster General, serving from 1776–1782 during the Revolutionary War. He also served on the Board of War.
He was born in Yorkshire, England and married the only daughter of Franklin in 1767, after immigrating to New York City in 1765. His wife, Sarah Franklin Bache (1743-1808), was widely known for patriotism and benevolent activities.
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