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 Richard Rush

Richard Rush

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jul 1859 (aged 78)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section P, Lot 37
Memorial ID 22740 · View Source
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US Presidential Cabinet Member. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Dr. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from graduated in 1797, went on to study law, was admitted to the bar in 1800 and served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania, in 1811. President Madison appointed him Attorney General of the United States in 1814 and for a short time in 1817, he also performed the duties of the Secretary of State. He served as Minister to England, (1817-25) and as President John Quincy Adams’ Secretary of the Treasury, (1825-39). He also served as United States Minister to France, (1847-49) and on the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. He died at age 78 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 13 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22740
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Rush (29 Aug 1780–30 Jul 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22740, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .