Franklin Webster

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For the Honduran football player, see Franklin Vinosis Webster.

Franklin Webster (c. 1862 − December 7, 1933) was an American publisher. He was the founder of The Insurance Press, and published and edited it from its creation in 1895 until 1927. He was born in La Salle, Illinois, and worked for a while at the La Salle County Press, which was owned by his father. In 1901 he founded Insurance Engineering, a monthly magazine about fire waste; the name was changed to Safety Engineering in 1912. He remained publisher and editor of it until 1921. He was at one point president of the American Trade Press Association. He died at a sanatorium in Vermont.[1]


  1. ^ "Franklin Webster is dead in Vermont". New York Times. 8 December 1933. p. 23.