Samuel Cushman Edit Profile
He attended the common schools, studied law and was admitted to the bar.
He began the practice of law in Portsmouth. He served as judge of the Portsmouth police court and as county treasurer from 1823 to 1828. Cushman was nominated by President Andrew Jackson to be United States attorney for the district of New Hampshire but was not confirmed.
He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, serving from March 4, 1835 - March 4, 1839. Cushman served as chairman of the Committee on Commerce during the Twenty-fifth Congress. After leaving Congress, he was a United States Navy officer at Portsmouth from 1845 to 1849.
He died in Portsmouth in 1851 and was interred in the Proprietors’ Burying Ground.
He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the 1800s. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1833 to 1835.