Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Submarine Mystery Question of the Week 7 NOV 12

Background
His great-great-great granddaughter attended (sponsored) the launching of a nuclear submarine destined to bear this Founding Father's name.  Orphaned at only 11 years of age, he had been born out of wedlock.  After serving in the American Revolutionary War, he was elected to the Continental Congress, resigning to practice law and found a global financial institution. He secured an appointment as commander of a new army, attaining the rank of Major General.

He led a convention with the name of a future service academy and authored many of the The Federalist Papers, articles which promoted ratification of the United States Constitution. He also served as a cabinet member for a renowned president.  His death was due to an event similarto what had claimed the life of his eldest son.

Questions of the Week:
1 - What would be the name and hull number of the nuclear sub bearing this patriot's name?

2 - What was the name of the financial institution that he founded (not the one later chartered by congress), and what year was it established?

3 - What event claimed this founder's life, and what made it similar to that claiming his son's life a few years before? 

4 - What percentage of the Federalist Papers did he author?

5 - What convention did he lead?

6 - What was his cabinet title?

Answers: Sunday 11 NOV 2012.

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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