Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 16 13:02:55 UTC 1999

Let me be the asker for a change.  Can anyone produce evidence for the
term _founding father_ earlier than the OED's 1914 first use?

Fred R. Shapiro                             Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services     TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
  and Lecturer in Legal Research            ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School                             Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu               ISBN 0-19-509547-2

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