See also:American' statesman and diplomatist, son of Dr Benjamin Rush, was
See also:born in
See also:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 29th of
See also:August 178o He graduated at
See also:Princeton in 1797, and was admitted to the
See also:bar in 1800 . He was
See also:attorney-general of Pennsylvania in 1811,
See also:comptroller of the
See also:treasury of the
See also:United States in 1811–14, attorney-general in the
See also:cabinet of
See also:James Madison in 1814-17,acting secretary of state from
See also:March to
See also:September 1817,
See also:minister to
See also:Great Britain in 1817-25, secretary of the treasury in the cabinet of President J . Q .
See also:Adams in 1825–29, and
See also:candidate for
See also:vice-president on the Adams ticket in 1828 . In 1818, while minister to Great Britain, he, in association with
See also:Gallatin, concluded with
See also:British plenipotentiaries the important treaty which determined the boundary
See also:line between the United States and
See also:Canada from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains and provided for the joint occupation of
See also:Oregon for ten years . He also conducted the negotiations with Canning in 1823
See also:relating to the S . American policy of the
See also:Alliance . He followed the Adams-
See also:faction of the Democratic-Republican party in the split of 1825–28, but returned to the Democratic party about 1834 on the
See also:bank issue . In 1835 he and Benjamin C .
See also:Howard, of Baltimore,
See also:Maryland, were sent by President
See also:Jackson to prevent an outbreak of hostilities in the
See also:Ohio-Michigan boundary dispute . In 1836–38 Rush was
See also:commissioner to receive the Smithson
See also:legacy (see SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION), and in 1847–49 he was minister to France . He died at Philadelphia on the 3oth of
See also:July 1859 .
He published A Narrative of aResidence at the
See also:Court of
See also:London from 1817 to 1825 (2 vols., 1833—45; all
See also:editions after the first edition of the 1st
See also:volume are entitled Memoranda of a Residence, &c.);
See also:Washington in Domestic
See also:Life (1857), compiled from letters written by Washington to his private secretary in 1790—98; and Occasional Productions,
See also:Diplomatic and
See also:Miscellaneous (186o); and while attorney-general he suggested the plan for the compilation,
See also:Laws of the Nation (5 vols., 1815), edited by
See also:John B . Colvin .
BENJAMIN RUSH (1745–1813)
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