CUSHMAN, Francis Wellington, (1867 - 1909)


CUSHMAN, Francis Wellington, a Representative from Washington; born in Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, May 8, 1867; attended the public schools in Brighton and Pleasant Plain Academy in Pleasant Plain, Jefferson County, Iowa; moved to Albany County, Wyo., in 1885; employed as a ranch hand and as a teacher; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Bassett, Rock County, Nebr.; moved to Tacoma, Wash., in 1891 and continued the practice of law; member of Troop B, First Cavalry, Washington National Guard, 1896-1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until his death in New York City July 6, 1909; the remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.