Stephen B. Cushing

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Stephen Booth Cushing (January 1812 Pawling, Dutchess County, New York – June 9, 1868 New York City) was an American lawyer and politician.


He was the posthumous son of Milton Foster Cushing (1787–1811) and Fanny (Nicholas) Cushing (1788–1848). He graduated from Williams College in 1832. He practiced law in Ithaca, New York. In 1836, he married Mary Woodcock (ca. 1815-1868, daughter of David Woodcock).

He was a Democratic member from Tompkins County of the New York State Assembly in 1852. He was New York State Attorney General from 1856 to 1857, elected on the American Party ticket. Afterwards he removed to New York City and practiced law there in partnership with Daniel E. Sickles.


  • Google Book The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
  • [1] American Party ticket, in NYT on October 18, 1855
  • American State Trials by John Davison Lawson (Vol. 5, Thomas Law Books, 1916; page 94)
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Ebenezer S. Marsh
New York State Assembly
Tompkins County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
Benjamin G. Ferris
Legal offices
Preceded by
Ogden Hoffman
New York State Attorney General
Succeeded by
Lyman Tremain