Benjamin Rush, M.D. (1745 - 1813) MP

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Birthplace: Byberry, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in died suddenly at home
Occupation: Physician; writer; educator
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About Benjamin Rush, M.D.

Benjamin Rush (December 24, 1745 – 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 and a devout Christian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was also an early opposer of slavery and capital punishment. Rush was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress, and he was a Pennsylvania Representative.

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  • BA at NJ College Princeton, MD (physician) at U of Edinburgh, Signatory of Declaration of Independence

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Benjamin Rush, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"'s Timeline

1745
December 24, 1745
Byberry, Pennsylvania
1776
January, 1776
Age 30
1777
July 17, 1777
Age 31
1779
January 1, 1779
Age 33
1780
August 29, 1780
Age 34
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1782
January 7, 1782
Age 36
1783
February 14, 1783
Age 37
1784
May 16, 1784
Age 38
1786
March 15, 1786
Age 40
1789
July 3, 1789
Age 43