Francis Hopkinson

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Francis Hopkinson

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.

Francis was born in Philadelphia back in 1737 to Thomas and Mary. Have you noticed there are a bunch of Mary’s in my blogs? Anyway on with the history lesson he was a member of the first class at the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania). He graduated in 1757 and was the secretary to the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania Indian Commission.  In 1763 he was appointed customs collector for Salem, New Jersey.

In 1789 then President George Washington nominated Francis tot eh position of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Only after a few years in the position he died from a sudden apoplectic seizure. He was 53. However now comes the all-important question. Can you tell me what he is most noted for? Well contrary to what you’ve heard he designed the first official American Flag. He was also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Thus ends the history lesson for today.

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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks James.  I remember him as one of the signers of the Declaration, but didn't know the rest.

May 18, 2016 09:53 PM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Once again stumped as usual! Enjoy your day!

May 18, 2016 10:10 PM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

No and no! The original "Old Glory" and at least we have the thirteen stripes.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 18, 2016 10:19 PM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Good Morning!  I always enjoy a good history lesson! 

May 18, 2016 11:21 PM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. Very interesting. Nope, never knew of him and the flag thing either.

May 18, 2016 11:30 PM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James and a great history lesson it was.  Wishing you a great day.  A

May 19, 2016 01:50 AM #6
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Yes, you do have a lot of Mary's in your blogs, but it's such a time-tested and bibical name. Not so much like Francis. The only Francis I know is a talking horse.


May 19, 2016 04:06 AM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Never heard of him. But then again, I'm sure the document is signed by many I've not heard of!

May 19, 2016 05:48 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Well, James, another one I did not know!!Well done. 

May 19, 2016 06:47 AM #9
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James ...

Another very interesting history lesson and thanks!

May 19, 2016 07:29 AM #10
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning James. I honor our flag everyday, so I will honor him as well for creating it for all of us.

May 19, 2016 08:00 PM #11
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Uh mean all this time Betsy was a myth ?

May 19, 2016 08:42 PM #12
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