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John Paine Cushman (March 8, 1784September 16, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Pomfret, Connecticutmarker, Cushman attended the common schools and Plainfield Academy, and was graduated from Yale College in 1807.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Troy, New Yorkmarker.

Cushman was elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817March 3, 1819).He was not a candidate for renomination in 1818.He resumed the practice of law.Regent of the State University from April 1830 until April 1834, when he resigned.Trustee of Union Collegemarker, Schenectady, New Yorkmarker, from 1833 until his death.Recorder of Troy, New Yorkmarker from 1834 to 1838.He served as judge of the circuit court of the third circuit 1838–1844.He engaged in the real-estate business and was interested in civic improvements.He died in Troy, New Yorkmarker, on September 16, 1848.He was interred in Oakwood Cemeterymarker.


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