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Samuel Cushman
Birth: Jun. 8, 1783
Death: May 20, 1851

US Congressman. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where most of his subsequent career would be based. After operating a private law practice for several years, he served as a judge of the Portsmouth police court, as County Treasurer (1823 to 1828), and as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives (1833 to 1835). In 1834 President Andrew Jackson nominated Cushman for the post of New Hampshire District Attorney, but he was not confirmed. Instead he successfully ran for Congress as a Jacksonian and served two terms as an at-large delegate for New Hampshire, from 1835 to 1839. During his second term he was Chairman of the Committee on Commerce. After leaving Capitol Hill he served as a US Navy officer in Portsmouth (1845 to 1849) before his retirement. He died in Portsmouth. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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Proprietors Burying Ground
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2001
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Great Grandfather, you were a colorful part of our family history. Rest in peace dear one. Your Great Granddaughter
- ROSEMARIE BRADSHAW
 Added: Aug. 23, 2012
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