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Cushing, William

Born: 1732 AD
Died: 1810 AD
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.