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Cushing, William

Born: 1732 AD
Died: 1810 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist


1732 - Born in Scituate, Massachusetts on the 1st of March.

1751 - Cushing became a member of the bar in Boston.

1771 - Cushing took his position on the Court. However, when the American Revolution started, he had to choose between the rebels and Great Britain; unlike the rest of the court, he chose the U.S.

1783 - Cushing presided over a criminal action that virtually abolished slavery in Massachusetts.

1788 - He was vice president of the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which narrowly ratified the Constitution.

1810 - Died on the 13th of September. 


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