Samuel Rhoads

American politician

Samuel Rhoads (1711 - April 7, 1784) was an American architect and politician.

As an architect, he made drawings of what the Pennsylvania Hospital should look like. His designs were used and continued to be used after he died.[1] He was the Mayor of Philadelphia in 1774. He also was a delegate in the First Continental Congress. He was friends with Benjamin Franklin. He was director of the Library Company of Philadelphia. He was also involved in the American Philosophical Society, where he was Vice President.


  1. "Pennsylvania Hospital". World Digital Library. Retrieved February 14, 2013.

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