The Forgotten Founding Father
Washington. Jefferson. Franklin. Adams. Hamilton.
And, yes, Morris.
If you’re like most people, when you think of the American Revolution, you probably think of Washington’s daring Christmas-night crossing of the Delaware River, Franklin’s diplomatic efforts overseas, Jefferson’s writing of the Declaration of Independence, or any number of other extraordinary contributions made by our “Founding Fathers.”
Unfortunately, more often than not, Robert Morris’s important role is forgotten.
But according to “This Rebel Came Armed With a Balance Sheet,” John Steele Gordon’s review of Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution by Charles Rappleye (Simon & Schuster), Morris deserves more credit than he is usually given. (The book review recently appeared recently in The Wall Street Journal.)
Of course, here at Robert Morris University, we already knew that.