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Dr. Benjamin Rush
Dr. Benjamin Rush

Dr. Benjamin Rush

American Founding Father (1745-1813)

Dr. Benjamin Rush was a signatory of the US Declaration of Independence, and a Pennsylvanian member of the Continental Congress. Rush was a devote Christian, writer, and educator. As a doctor, Rush was a large proponent of bloodletting. Dr. Rush provided a bold voice that commanded respect in the fight to abolish slavery. During the American Revolution, Rush spoke loudly for the removal of George Washington, something he later regretted as it essentially ended his military and political career. Despite all his accomplishments in life, he is best remembered for the reconciliation between the once good friends turned enemies, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

Submitted By:  David Allison


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