Maseres, Francis (1731-1824)

Lawyer, mathematician, historian.

Fellow of the Royal Society (1771). Attorney general of Quebec (1766-69). Baron of the exchequer (1773-1824).

Wrote widely on mathematics and social issues.

Franklin read and found compelling Maseres’ pamphlet, A Proposal for Establishing Life-Annuities in Parishes for the Benefit of the Industrious Poor (London, 1772).

Born in London.