Francis W. Cushman

Francis Wellington Cushman ( born May 8, 1867 in Brighton, Washington County, Iowa; † July 6, 1909 in New York City ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1909 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Cushman attended the common schools and the Pleasant Plain Academy in Jefferson County. In 1885, he moved to Wyoming. There he worked on a ranch and as a teacher. After studying law and its made ​​in 1889 admitted to the bar he began in Bassett (Nebraska ) to work in his new profession. In 1891 he moved to Tacoma in Washington State, where he also practiced law. Between 1896 and 1903 he was a member of the National Guard of Washington.

Politically, Cushman member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1898 he was the first electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats J. Hamilton Lewis on March 4, 1899. After five elections he could implement his mandate in Congress until his death on July 6, 1909.