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Benjamin Rush's 'Tranquillizing Chair'

Benjamin Rush's 'Tranquillizing Chair'

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.

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.

Advice for Travel and Life: Founding Father Benjamin Rush's 14 Rules for His Young Son, 1796 | Brain Pickings

Advice for Travel and Life: Founding Father Benjamin Rush's 14 Rules for His Young Son, 1796 | Brain Pickings

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…

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…

Benjamin Rush, a lesser-known founding father, attended the Continental Congress and rather than continue in politics afterward like most of...

Benjamin Rush, a lesser-known founding father, attended the Continental Congress and rather than continue in politics afterward like most of...

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