Claude-Anne LopezClaude-Anne Lopez (October 17, 1920 – December 28, 2012), born Claude-Anne Kirschen, was a Belgian-American writer and scholar who specialized in studies of Benjamin Franklin. Beginning with transcribing papers from French at Yale University, she became an associate editor of ''The Papers of Benjamin Franklin'' project and senior research scholar in history at Yale. She was a co-founder of the Friends of Franklin, an association devoted to his works.
She published numerous articles about Franklin, as well as three major studies of him. In her exploration of his private and family life, she was considered "one of the great Franklin scholars of our time." Her book, ''The Private Franklin'' (1975), won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award in 1976. Provided by Wikipedia