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Benjamin Rush (1746-1813) was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and founder of Dickinson College. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania and signed the Declaration of Independence. He served as Surgeon General in the Continental Army and is remembered for his criticism of George Washington.


We did not listen! Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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Portrait of Benjamin Rush in a banyan, 1783


Benjamin Rush, signer of Declaration of Independence, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Benjamin Rush - Rush was active in the Sons of Liberty and was elected to attend the provincial conference to send delegates to the Continental Congress. Thomas Paine consulted Rush when writing the profoundly influential pro-independence pamphlet Common Sense. Rush represented Pennsylvania and signed the Declaration of Independence. He also represented Philadelphia at Pennsylvania's own Constitutional Convention, and got into trouble when he criticized the new Pennsylvania Constitution of…


“It would seem from this fact, that man is naturally a wild animal, and that when taken from the woods, he is never happy in his natural state, 'till he returns to them again.” - Benjamin Rush


Book review: Benjamin Rush by Alyn Brodsky - US History books


Congressman Benjamin Rush, who served with Washington wrote in 1775, "George Washington seems to be one of those illustrious heroes whom Providence raises up once in three or four hundred years to save a nation from ruin".

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George S. Bangs is credited with starting"The Fast Mail", his grave is located in Rosehill Cemetery on Chicago's northside. So not only is this a fabulous grave, but he was also building off the work of Mr Benjamin Rush who invented Rush Delivery