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Caleb Cushing
Birth: Jan. 17, 1800
Salisbury
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1879
Newburyport
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Congressman. Elected to the Massachusetts state senate and reelected in 1846, 1850 and 1857. Traveled in Europe during 1829-30 and learned to speak Spanish and French. Elected Whig Representative in Congress in 1834, serving four consecutive terms. He favored states' rights and opposed abolition. Served as Commissioner to China 1843-44 and negotiated the Treaty of Wang Hiya. Commissioned by President Polk a brigadier general during the Mexican War after he raised a volunteer regiment. He did not see any action during the Mexican War, and entered Mexico City with a reserve battalion months after the capital had been pacified. Elected first mayor of Newburyport in 1851. Served as U.S. Attorney 1853-57 under President Pierce. Sent by President Buchanan in Dec. 1860 to Charleston, S.C. to delay passing the ordnance of secession. Appointed Minister to Colombia in 1868 to negotiate a treaty regarding a ship canal across Panama. In 1871 served as counsel for the U.S. at the Geneva Tribunal of Arbitration and was Minister to Spain during 1873-77 under President Grant. (bio by: Antonio de la Cova) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Newmarch Cushing (1779 - 1849)
  Lydia Dow Cushing (____ - 1810)
 
 Siblings:
  Caleb Cushing (1800 - 1879)
  Lydia Cushing (1801 - 1802)*
  Lydia Cushing (1805 - 1851)*
  John Cushing (1808 - 1808)*
  Rebekah Cushing (1809 - 1810)*
  Mary Anna Cushing (1816 - 1831)**
  infant Cushing (1816 - 1816)**
  Philip Johnson Cushing (1818 - 1846)**
  Sarah Chickering Cushing (1823 - 1826)**
  Elizabeth Cushing (1826 - 1828)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Newburyport
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Antonio de la Cova
Record added: Mar 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8491732
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Caleb Cushing
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