Designer of the US Treasury Seal, Francis Hopkinson


The Francis Hopkinson mug is part of a U.S. Treasury biographical series.  An image of Francis Hopkinson and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Francis Hopkinson was a representative from New Jersey to the Second Continental Congress and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.  He was also an author, a composer of many of songs and a lawyer.  He was the designer of the flag of the United States, the Naval Flag of the United States and the Board of Admiralty seal.  Francis Hopkinson designed the first treasury seal and was part of the committee that designed the Great Seal of the United States.  The Great Seal is used to authenticate documents issued by the federal government.  It was first used publicly in 1782, and since 1935, both sides of the Great Seal appear on the One Dollar Bill.

This Francis Hopkinson History Mug is part of our U.S. Treasury series which includes the many of unique individuals who served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, as well as, Hopkinson who designed the U.S. Treasury Seal.

The Treasury Secretary is one member of the president’s Cabinet of advisors.  The United States Cabinet was first established by President George Washington.  He created four positions for senior specialists to provide him with a source of critical guidance and intelligence, in the form of Attorney General, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, and Secretary of War.  Current presidential cabinets are made up of sixteen officers.  Cabinet members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.

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