Antedating of "Founding Fathers"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 19 02:27:08 UTC 2006

founding fathers (OED 1941 [1914 dating of first citation in OED is
erroneous], Yale Book of Quotations 1916)

1910 _Marion_ (Ohio) _Weekly Star_ 19 Feb. 1 (Newspaperarchive)  (heading)
An Iconoclast Hits Patriots ... A Boston Writer Whacks the Founding

Fred Shapiro

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