Thomas W. Cumming

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Thomas W. Cumming
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1853 March 3, 1855
Preceded by Obadiah Bowne
Succeeded by James S. T. Stranahan
Personal details
Born1814 or 1815
Frederick, Maryland
DiedOctober 13, 1855
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Democratic Party
Military service
AllegianceFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Navy (official).svg  United States Navy
Years of serviceMay 19, 1832–February 23, 1841
Rank Midshipman

Thomas William Cumming (1814/1815 – October 13, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

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New York (state) State of the United States of America

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Born in Frederick, Maryland, in 1814 or 1815, Cumming moved to Georgia. He was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy on May 19, 1832. He was promoted to passed midshipman on June 23, 1838, and served until February 23, 1841, when he resigned. While in the Navy he was a member of the Wilkes Expedition in 1838. He moved to Brooklyn, New York. He became a druggist and importer of drugs in New York City and subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits in Brooklyn, New York from 1843 to 1853.

Frederick, Maryland City in Maryland, United States

Frederick is a city in, and the county seat, of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has long been an important crossroads, located at the intersection of a major north–south Indian trail and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay, both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city's population was 65,239 people at the 2010 United States Census, making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore. Frederick is home to Frederick Municipal Airport, which accommodates general aviation, and to the county's largest employer U.S. Army's Fort Detrick bioscience/communications research installation.

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Cumming was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855). He died in Brooklyn, New York on October 13, 1855. He was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery.

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33rd United States Congress

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Obadiah Bowne
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

1853–1855
Succeeded by
James S. T. Stranahan