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Colonial Williamsburg Journal

Title Re-Assurance: The Rise of Insurance
Issue Volume 36, Number 04, (CWJ, Autumn 2014)
Description History of the development of actuarial science traces the origins of protection against commercial loss back to the third millennium B.C. The vagaries of colonial commerce and community life complicated the establishment of protection systems. Benjamin Franklin was a key figure in founding Philadelphia insurance companies in the 1750's.
Author Hume, Ivor Noel
Pages 70-74