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Benjamin Barnum Franklin, American Dinner club executive ( ind: service)dinner club executive. Member Kansas Society Assn.Execs., National Speakers Association (chairman chapter 1982-1983), International Platform Association (governor 1975^), Sons of the American Revolution, Topeka Sales and Marketing Executives (board directors 1985^), Explorers.


Franklin, Benjamin Barnum was born on November 7, 1944 in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Son of Charles Benjamin and Margaret Lavona (Barnum) F. Bachelor in Speech, U. Colorado, 1967. With Associated Clubs, Inc., Topeka, 1967^, vice president, 1972-1983, president, 1983^.


Lecturer, 1969-1976; trustee Capper Found, 1994^, John Austin Cheley Foundation, 1995^. Honoree, Benjamin Barnum Franklin Day, Lima, Ohio, June11, 1983.


With Associated Clubs, Inc., Topeka, 1967—2005, vice president, 1972-1983, president, 1983—2005.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (newsletter): The Dinner Gong. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman steering committee Capper Foundation for Crippled Children, Topeka, trustee, 1994—2001, John Austin Cheley Foundation, 1995—2003. Member International Platform Association (governor 1975-2000), Topeka Sales and Marketing Executives (board directors 1985-2004), Explorers Club, American Alpine Club, Knife and Fork Club (international vice president 1991), International Knife and Fork Club (president since 1994), Topeka Knife and Fork Club, Metropolitan Dinner Club (president since 1983), Executive Dinner Club (president 1983, lecturer 1969-1976), Rotary (board directors 1975-1978, Paul Harris fellow), Sigma Phi Epsilon.


Charles Benjamin Bachelor

Margaret Lavona (Barnum) F. Bachelor