Richard Rush
Richard Rush
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1780
Date of Death: 1859
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician, Diplomat
Parents: Benjamin Rush
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
Type of Appearance: Direct
Richard Rush (1780-1859) was an American laywer, politician, and diplomat. The son of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Richard Rush held a variety of positions over his career, serving as the ambassador to the United Kingdom (1817-1825) and to France (1847-1849), and as Attorney General (1814-17) and as Secretary of the Treasury (1825-1829).

Richard Rush in Trail of GloryEdit

Like the rest of President James Madison's Cabinet, Attorney General Richard Rush left Washington after the British victory at Bladensburg. After the government regrouped in Georgetown, Jones accompanied Madison and Secretary of the Navy William Jones to Wiley's Tavern, and thus didn't learn of Sam Houston's plan to defend the Capitol Building until much later.

Political offices (OTL)
Preceded by
John Quincy Adams
United States Minister to the United Kingdom
Succeeded by
Rufus King
Preceded by
William R. King
United States Minister to France
Succeeded by
William Cabell Rives
Preceded by
William H. Crawford
Secretary of the Treasury
Succeeded by
Samuel D. Ingham
Party political offices (OTL)
New political party National Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States
Succeeded by
John Sergeant