Franklin moved to America with his family when he was four years old. He was educated at Columbiana College in Washington D.C., where he graduated in engineering in 1869. He later decided to study mathematics and was among the first students of the newly established Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD in mathematics in 1880. In 1882, he married Christine Ladd, a professor at Columbia University. He taught mathematics at Johns Hopkins until 1885, when he left to become editor of the Baltimore News. In 1908, he left to become associate editor of the New York Evening Post where he remained until 1917. He founded The Review that year and in 1922 the paper merged with The Independent. Franklin authored a number of books and contributed articles to periodicals such as the North American Review. His works include The Life of Daniel Coit Gilman (1910), Cost of Living (1915) and What Prohibition Has Done to America (1922).
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