Richard Rush

1780 - 1859

Photo of Richard Rush

Icon of person Richard Rush

Richard Rush (August 29, 1780 – July 30, 1859) was the 8th United States Attorney General and the 8th United States Secretary of the Treasury. He also served as John Quincy Adams's running mate on the National Republican ticket in 1828. Born in Philadelphia to Benjamin Rush, a prominent physician and Founding Father, Richard Rush graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1797 and pursued a legal career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Rush has received more than 157,792 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Richard Rush is the 13,983rd most popular politician (down from 12,742nd in 2019), the 9,464th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,394th in 2019) and the 629th most popular American Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 160k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Richard Rushes by language


Among politicians, Richard Rush ranks 13,983 out of 15,710Before him are Nasir ud din Mahmud, Yuriy Lutsenko, Robert Abela, Suthep Thaugsuban, C. Douglas Dillon, and Edward Seaga. After him are David Paterson, David Davis, Joseph Lyons, Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Alfred Francis Russell, and Pat Brown.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1780, Richard Rush ranks 48Before him are Henry Salt, Johann Friedrich Adam, Edward Hicks, Jørgen Jørgensen, John Forsyth, and William Ellery Channing. After him are William J. Duane and Israel Pickens. Among people deceased in 1859, Richard Rush ranks 49Before him are Thaddeus Bulgarin, José Miguel de Velasco Franco, Thomas Nuttall, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Horace Mann, and Leigh Hunt. After him are Mountstuart Elphinstone and George M. Bibb.

Others Born in 1780

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1859

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Rush ranks 9,464 out of 15,968Before him are Josh Homme (1973), Don Messick (1926), Brad Friedel (1971), Edward Seaga (1930), Sakina Jaffrey (1962), and Klay Thompson (1990). After him are Jon Oliva (1959), Adam Silver (1962), Donald Petrie (1954), Jeff Stryker (1962), Bobby Heenan (1944), and T.I. (1980).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Richard Rush ranks 629Before him are Jay Inslee (1951), William Livingston (1723), Paul Nitze (1907), Pete Wilson (1933), Dan White (1946), and Edward Seaga (1930). After him are David Paterson (1954), Alfred Francis Russell (1817), Pat Brown (1905), Bill Nelson (1942), Levi Lincoln Sr. (1749), and Tip O'Neill (1912).