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Encyclopedia > Thomas Cushing
Thomas Cushing
2nd Governor of Massachusetts Governor
Term of office: 17851785
Predecessor: John Hancock
Successor: James Bowdoin
Born: March 24, 1725
Quincy, Massachusetts
Died: February 28, 1788
Unknown
Political party: None
Spouse: Unknown

Thomas Cushing (March 24, 1725February 28, 1788) was an American lawyer and statesman from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a delegate for Massachusetts in the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776, and Lt. Governor of the state from 1780 to 1788. Between the resignation of John Hancock and the inauguration of James Bowdoin, he served as Acting Governor of Massachusetts in 1785. HI A governor is also, a monkey who is smart and can fly like a penguin is a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Hancocks signature on the United States Declaration of Independence John Hancock (January 12, 1737 (O.S.) – October 8, 1793 (N.S.)) was President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation; first Governor of Massachusetts; and the first person to sign the United States Declaration... James Bowdoin (August 7, 1726 – November 6, 1790) was an American political and intellectual leader from Boston, Massachusetts during the American Revolution. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... Events February 8 - Catherine I became empress of Russia February 20 - The first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans takes place in New Hampshire colony. ... Nickname: The City of Presidents Official website: http://ci. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... Events February 8 - Catherine I became empress of Russia February 20 - The first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans takes place in New Hampshire colony. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to three successive bodies of representatives: The First Continental Congress met from September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. ... 1774 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the year 1776. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Hancocks signature on the United States Declaration of Independence John Hancock (January 12, 1737 (O.S.) – October 8, 1793 (N.S.)) was President of the Second Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation; first Governor of Massachusetts; and the first person to sign the United States Declaration... James Bowdoin (August 7, 1726 – November 6, 1790) was an American political and intellectual leader from Boston, Massachusetts during the American Revolution. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Thomas was born into a prosperous and leading mercantile family of Boston. His father, also Thomas Cushing, was a leading member of the Old South Church and selectman. Thomas, Sr. was a frequent moderator of town meetings, and accepted the gift of Faneuil Hall from Peter Faneuil in 1742, served in the General Court (colonial assembly) of Massachusetts from 1731 to 1747, and as its speaker after 1742. His mother, Mary (Bromfield) Cushing (1689-1746) was also from another prominent family. Our Thomas was born at Boston on March 24, 1725, and was the eldest of four children. Faneuil Hall, east side Quincy Market Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront and todays Government Center in Boston, Massachusetts, has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... Events February 8 - Catherine I became empress of Russia February 20 - The first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans takes place in New Hampshire colony. ...


Thomas got his early education from Boston Latin School, followed by Harvard where he graduated in 1744. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. On October 1, 1747, he married Deborah Fletcher (c. 1727-1790). After a brief time in his father's counting house, as a co-worker with Samuel Adams, he practiced law in Boston. Motto Sumus Primi Founded April 23, 1635 Head Master Ms. ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... ((other uses)) Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American Patriot and organizer of the Boston Tea Party. ...


Thomas was elected to the state assembly in May 1766, and shortly afterward became its speaker. The Assembly first chose James Otis, but Governor Bernard rejected this choice, and Cushing was named as a compromise candidate between the Whigs and the Tories. He held this post for the rest of the life of the colonial assembly, until 1774. James Otis (February 5, 1725 – May 23, 1783) was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts who was an early advocate of the political views that led to the American Revolution. ... Sir Francis Bernard (1712-1779) was a British colonial administrator who served as Governor in New Jersey and Massachusetts. ...


For a long time Cushing remained opposed to the revolution, and then to American Independence. In 1772 he refused to serve when named to one of the Committees of Correspondence. He was nevertheless, elected one of the delegates to the first Continental Congress in 1774, and to the second in 1775. While not supporting revolution his prominence was such that in April, 1775 he was ordered arrested, to be sent to England and tried for treason. Fortunately he never fell into Governor Gage's hands. When Massachusetts formed a revolutionary government that summer, he was elected to the Council. Engraving of Thomas Gage Sir Thomas Gage (1719 – April 2, 1787) was a British general and commander in chief of the North American forces from 1763 to 1775 during the early days of the American Revolution. ...


In 1776 his opposition to independence continued. So when delegates were elected for the next session of the Continental Congress on January 19, he got no votes. Elbridge Gerry took his seat in the congress. When he finally came to support the revolution he served the Continental Army as commissary general for Massachusetts. Elbridge Gerry Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744 – November 23, 1814) was an American politician, a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ...


Cushing declined re-election to the Continental Congress in 1779, but accepted election as the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1780 and held that post until his death. He attended the state convention that ratified the United States Constitution. Thomas died on February 28, 1788, and is buried in the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Founded in 1660, the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts is the citys third oldest cemetery. ...


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Preceded by:
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Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1780-1788
Succeeded by:
James Bowdoin
Preceded by:
John Hancock
Governor of Massachusetts
1785 (Acting)
Succeeded by:
James Bowdoin
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Thomas Cushing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
Thomas Cushing (March 24, 1725 – February 28, 1788) was an American lawyer and statesman from Boston, Massachusetts.
Thomas was elected to the state assembly in May 1766, and shortly afterward became its speaker.
Thomas died on February 28, 1788, and is buried in the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.
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