William Cushing Judge

William cushing

William Cushing (March 1, 1732 – September 13, 1810) was an early Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, from its inception to his death. He was the longest-serving of the Court's original members, sitting on the bench for 21 years. Had he accepted George Washington's appointment, he would have become the third Chief Justice of the United States. Born in Scituate Massachusetts to a family which had settled in adjacent Hingham in 1638, Cushing graduated from Harvard College in 1751 and became a member of the bar in Boston in 1755. Cushing's family was among the earliest settlers of Hingham. Although his family had a history of attorneyship, he seemed to have had a hard time at the beginning of his career. During that time, as well, his father, John Cushing, served on the Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature for about 24 years. When his father resigned in 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 rebels.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 1st, 1732
Date of death
September 13th, 1810 at age of 78
Place of death
Scituate
Religion
Christian Unitarianism

Education

1. Harvard University Colleges/University

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
September 8th, 1636
Headquarters
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
Postgraduates
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
Official web page www.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Harvard University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1729., Judge
b. 1933., Judge
b. 1710., Judge
b. 1936., Judge
b. 1953., Judge
b. 1945., Judge
b. 1917., Judge

2. Harvard College Colleges/University

Harvard College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of two schools within Harvard University granting undergraduate degrees (the other being Harvard Extension School). Founded in 1636, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world.

Type Mixed-sex education
Founded
1636
Headquarters
86 Brattle Street, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 6,700
Acceptance rate
2013. 5.8 %
Local tuition
2013. 38.9 K $
Official web page www.college.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Harvard College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1737., Judge
b. 1729., Judge
b. 1904., Judge
b. 1869., Judge
b. 1968., Judge
b. 1939., Judge
b. 1953., Judge
b. 1951., Judge

Wikipedia

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