Thomas W. Cumming

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Thomas William Cumming (1814/5 – October 13, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Frederick, Maryland, in 1814 or 1815, Cumming moved to Georgia. He was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy May 19, 1832. He was promoted to passed midshipman June 23, 1838, and served until February 23, 1841, when he resigned. While in the Navy he was a member of the Wilkes Expedition in 1838. He moved to Brooklyn, New York. He became a druggist and importer of drugs in New York City and subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits in Brooklyn, New York from 1843 to 1853.

Cumming was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855). He died in Brooklyn, New York, October 13, 1855. He was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Obadiah Bowne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James S. T. Stranahan