William Cushing(redirected from Cushing, William)
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Cushing, William(1732–1810) Supreme Court justice; born in Scituate, Mass. Originally a judge for the English crown, he supported the American Revolution and became a prominent judge in Massachusetts (1777–89). He was the first associate justice appointed by President Washington to the U.S. Supreme Court (1790–1810).
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