Benjamin Rush, by Charles Willson Peale, 1783.
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Oil on canvas of Russ sitting at a desk, with a pen in his hand. Paper sits on the desk.

Credit: Winterthur Museum, gift of Mrs. Julia B. Henry

Citizen, physician, and champion of educational reform, Dr. Benjamin Rush played a central role in the expansion of educational opportunity, and the creation of a statewide structure for advanced education. Rush offered a new scheme for Commonwealth education that served the interests of an enlightened citizenry in the new nation.

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