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Thomas Cushing

Thomas Cushing, American Continental congressman. member Massachusetts General Court, 1761-1774, speaker, 1766-1774; member Boston Committee Correspondence, 1773; member Mass Committee of Safety, also Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, 1774; member 1st, 2d Continental congresses, 1774-1776.

Background

  • Cushing, Thomas was born on March 24, 1725 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary (Bromfield) Cushing.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1744, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1785 fellow, 1786-1788. Master of Arts (honorary), Yale, 1750.

    Career

    • A prominent merchant, Boston. Member Massachusetts General Court, 1761-1774, speaker, 1766-1774. Member Boston Committee Correspondence, 1773.

      Member Mass Committee of Safety, also Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, 1774. Member 1st, 2d Continental congresses, 1774-1776. Commissary general Massachusetts, 1775.

      President New Haven Price Hartford Convention, 1780. A founder American Academy Arts and Sciences, 1780. Lieutenant governor Massachusetts, 1780-1788.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts General Court, 1761-1774, speaker, 1766-1774. Member Boston Committee Correspondence, 1773. Member Mass Committee of Safety, also Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, 1774.

    Member 1st, 2d Continental congresses, 1774-1776.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah Fletcher, 1747.
    • father: Thomas Cushing
    • mother: Mary (Bromfield) Cushing
    • spouse: Deborah Fletcher
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    Died February 28, 1788
    (aged 62)
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