Joshua Cushman

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Joshua Cushman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – – March 4, 1825
Preceded by William D. Williamson
Succeeded by Peleg Sprague
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by District went with Maine when Maine separated from Massachusetts
Succeeded by Jeremiah O'Brien
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by Joshua Gage
Succeeded by District went with Maine when Maine separated from Massachusetts
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
In office
1832–1834
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives[1]
In office
January 1, 1834 – January 27, 1834
Personal details
Born April 11, 1761
Halifax, Massachusetts
Died March 3, 1825
Augusta, Maine
Political party Democratic-Republican, Adams-Clay Republican
Spouse(s) Lucy Jones[2]
Children Charles Cushmam[3]
Alma mater Harvard College
Profession Minister
Religion Congregationalist
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Continental Army
Years of service April 1, 1777 - March, 1780
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Joshua Cushman (April 11, 1761 – January 27, 1834) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. Born in Halifax, Massachusetts, Cushman served in the Continental Army from April 1, 1777, until March 1780. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1787, studied theology, was ordained to the ministry and licensed to preach. He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Winslow, Maine for nearly twenty years. He served in the Massachusetts State Senate, and served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Cushman was elected as Democratic-Republican from Massachusetts to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821). When the State of Maine was admitted into the Union, he was also elected as a Democratic-Republican member to the Seventeenth Congress, and reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1825). He died in Augusta, Maine on January 27, 1834. He was interred in a tomb on the State grounds in Augusta.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cushman, Henry Wyles (1855), A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: The Descendants of Robert Cushman The Puritan From the Year 1617 to 1855, Boston, MA: Little Brown, and Company, p. 186 
  2. ^ Cushman, Henry Wyles (1855), A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: The Descendants of Robert Cushman The Puritan From the Year 1617 to 1855, Boston, MA: Little Brown, and Company, p. 185 
  3. ^ Cushman, Henry Wyles (1855), A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of The Cushmans: the Descendants of Robert Cushman The Puritan From the Year 1617 to 1855, Boston, MA: Little Brown, and Company, p. 185 

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William D. Williamson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1823–March 4, 1825
Succeeded by
Jeremiah O'Brien
Preceded by
Former Massachusetts's 19th district
went with Maine when Maine separated from Massachusetts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1821–March 3, 1823
Succeeded by
Peleg Sprague
Preceded by
Joshua Gage
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1819–March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
Went with Maine when Maine separated from Massachusetts

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