founding father


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founding father

Someone who was instrumental in the beginning or creation of something. Capitalized when used to refer to a member of the US Constitutional Convention. As the founding fathers of this club, we really want to see it thrive after we graduate. Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were among the nation's Founding Fathers.
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founding father (of something)

A man who was instrumental in the creation or pioneering of something. Many consider Alexander Fleming to be the founding father of modern antibiotics. The day is a celebration of the founding fathers of the small country.
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founding father

someone who establishes an institution.
Founding Father is used in particular of an American statesman at the time of the Revolution, especially a member of the Federal Constitutional Convention of 1787 .
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Today, we celebrate the centennial birth anniversary of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE.
Benjamin Rush who led the Founding Fathers in calling for abolition of slavery, equal rights for women, improved medical care for injured troops, free health care for the poor, slum clearance, citywide sanitation, an end to child labor, free universal public education, humane treatment and therapy for the mentally ill, prison reform, and an end to capital punishment.
A special ceremony was held at Wembley Stadium for relatives of the eight Founding Fathers of football who formed the FA and a Blue Plaque was unveiled to pay tribute to them and their work.
Morgan and Wood joined the historian Joseph Ellis in writing erudite versions of what has been called "Founders Chic" over the last decade or so, an approach that generally seeks to humanize various of the Founding Fathers, and to apologize for their moral flaws by attributing them to a broader cultural context.
His richly theoretical examination of the "American Republic" reached a staggering conclusion: that Catholics could appreciate the logic of the American political order better even than the revered founding fathers, who had "built better than they knew." Richard Dougherty here limns Brownson's profoundly original approach to questions of church and state.
Later, Jefferson wrote angrily in response to the governor's call for slave emancipation, suggesting, according to Holton, that "Dunmore's emancipation proclamation was a major cause of the American Revolution." Consequently, during much of the revolution, Jefferson and other founding fathers were busy trying to stifle the liberation of slaves and protect the rights of their masters.
Summary: UAE founding father's 15th death anniversary on Friday
A statue of the Founding Father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has been unveiled in India today, on the eve of the 47th National Day.
The Zayed University students in front of the mural dedicated to the UAE's founding father.
Summary: Bengaluru (India), Aug 12 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday announced that they would have a year-long centenary programme to honour its legendary founding father and space pioneer, Vikram Sarabhai.
On this occasion, we commemorate the timeless legacy of our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the example of generosity and kindness he set for us all." - TradeArabia News Service
The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, is set to be the subject of a new Hollywood movie produced by STX Films.
Emirates has landed six of its special 'Year of Zayed' livery aircraft on six continents for the 6 May centennial birthday of the UAE's Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
' We were trampling the principles of founding father but we have now started trampling picture of our Quaid under our feet which has been printed by some unscrupulous factory owners on safety matches.
To recognize the contribution, services and sacrifices of minorities in creation of Pakistan and nation building and to highlight the vision of founding father, said a press release here on Wednesday.