Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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CUSHING

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CUSHING, Caleb, was born at Salisbury. Mass., Jan. 7, 1800, and died at Newburyport Jan. 2, 1879. He was graduated at Harvard in 1817, began practicing law at Newburyport, Mass., in 1823, and served as a representative in congress (whig) 1835-43. In 1841 he "Tylerized" (see WHIG PARTY, II.), soon after became a democrat, reached the rank of brigadier general in the Mexican war, and was attorney general under Pierce. (See ADMINISTRATIONS, XV.) He was American counsel before the Geneva tribunal in 1872 (see GENEVA AWARD), was nominated, but not confirmed, chief justice of the supreme court in 1874, and was minister to Spain 1874-7.

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—See 28 Nation, 33; Lowell's Biglow Papers; Savage's Representative Men; 10 Whig Review.

A. J.

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