Cushing, Caleb

Cushing, Caleb
born Jan. 17, 1800, Salisbury, Mass., U.S.
died Jan. 2, 1879, Newburyport, Mass.

U.S. lawyer and diplomat.

After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1835–43), he was appointed U.S. commissioner to China (1843–45). In that office he negotiated the Treaty of Wanghia (1844), which opened five Chinese ports to U.S. trade and established the principle of extraterritoriality. He later served as U.S. attorney general (1853–57), U.S. counsel at the Geneva Conference (1871–72) for the settlement of the Alabama claims, and minister to Spain (1874–77).

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▪ United States statesman

born Jan. 17, 1800, Salisbury, Mass., U.S.
died Jan. 2, 1879, Newburyport, Mass.
 American lawyer, Cabinet member, and diplomat around the period of the American Civil War (1861–65).

      After serving in the state legislature and the U.S. Congress (1835–43), Cushing was appointed U.S. commissioner to China. There he negotiated the Treaty of Wanghia (1844) establishing the principle of extraterritoriality. In 1852 he became an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. President Franklin Pierce named him U.S. attorney general in 1853. Although he was chairman of the Democratic national convention at Charleston, S.C. (1860), when secession came he returned to Washington and supported President Abraham Lincoln. After the war President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him counsel for the United States at the Geneva Conference (1871–72) for the settlement of the Alabama claims. From 1874 to 1877 he was U.S. minister to Spain.

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