John Paine CUSHMAN, Congress, NY (1784-1848)


CUSHMAN, John Paine, a Representative from New York; born in Pomfret, Conn., March 8, 1784; attended the common schools and Plainfield Academy, and was graduated from Yale College in 1807; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Troy, N.Y.; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; resumed the practice of law; regent of the State University from April 1830 until April 1834, when he resigned; trustee of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., from 1833 until his death; recorder of Troy, N.Y., 1834-1838; judge of the circuit court of the third circuit 1838-1844; engaged in the real-estate business and was interested in civic improvements; died in Troy, N.Y., on September 16, 1848; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present