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Daniel Webster was born January 18 in Ebenezer Webster’s house as part of an impressive oratorical family legacy. As early as 1784 he would perform readings and recitations at Ebenezer’s tavern to entertain customers, giving an early indication of his oratorical talents.
1801: Daniel graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and started practicing law in Portsmouth, NH. In 1808 he married Grace Fletcher and went on to have five children.
Franklin was established from parts of Salisbury, Andover, Northfield and Sanbornton in 1828. Although originally located in Salisbury, Webster Birthplace now sits within its borders – it currently resides as a private residence along Route 127 in South Road Village with further information available from Franklin Historical Society’s website.
He has served as a violin instructor at Elon University, as well as working in residence life and student success at Western Carolina and Catawba College. Additionally, he performed with Winston-Salem Symphony and now is associate concertmaster with Salisbury Symphony – both orchestras hailing from North Carolina where his wife also is an accomplished violinist residing High Point North Carolina with him and their two young children.
He has an immense love of music, teaching and performing professionally for over two decades. Additionally, he serves as Non-Resident Fellow with Stimson’s Nuclear Security Program and Research Fellow with King’s College London’s Center for Science and Security Studies – previously serving as Associate at Harvard Kennedy School’s Project on Managing the Atom. His research is focused on arms embargoes and global implications of nuclear proliferation.
Achievement and Honors
Salisbury received several honors during his life. These awards included the Grossman-Alexander Prize which honors graduating seniors who have demonstrated initiative and leadership both on campus and off. Additionally, Daniel Webster Prize honors students with an exceptional interest in American politics.
He currently holds the position of Research Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) of King’s College London where he directs their Project on Arms Embargoes, having previously held Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellowship positions at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of Monterey.
He was also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and received a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship award at CSSS.
Benjamin Salisbury is an American actor best known for his role as Ralphie on ‘The Nanny.’ Additionally, he is a professional tennis player and has won various ATP Tour double and mixed double titles; currently holding an ATP World Ranking of No. 3.
He is best-known for his performance as Brighton Sheffield in the family romantic comedy series ‘The Nanny’, for which he received multiple awards and nominations. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota – where he holds American nationality while being of Caucasian ethnicity – and married with two children (same gender).