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Claude-Anne Lopez, 92, scholar on Ben Franklin

NEW YORK — He was a postmaster-inventor-diplomat-founding father, just another American revolutionary. She was two centuries younger, but plenty worldly, as well, with a blend of verve and pragmatism that had helped her escape Nazi-occupied Belgium by taxicab.

Their first meetings were hardly memorable.

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