William Annan

Biography of William Annan

William Annan who graduated MD in 1791 is thought to be the first American-born graduate. Annan was an apprentice of Benjamin Rush, who reformed the College of Philadelphia’s medical school and was one of the US Founding Fathers as a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. As graduation was not necessary for career advancement at this time, Annan was an exception.


William Annan
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MD, 1791;
Record last updated: 18th Oct 2012

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