One of the founding fathers of the United States of America who was a physician and founded Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He also notable served as Surgeon General in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War.
He earned a medical degree in England and also spoke English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
He attended the Continental Congress, which would become the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.
His parents were John and Susanna Harvey Rush.
He was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence; John Adams aided Jefferson in writing the Declaration.