Thomas W. Cumming
|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from New York's 2nd district
March 4, 1853 –March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||Obadiah Bowne|
|Succeeded by||James S. T. Stranahan|
|Born||1814 or 1815|
|Died|| (aged 39–41)|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||May 19,1832–February 23,1841|
Thomas William Cumming (1814 or 1815 –October 13,1855) was an American businessman and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from New York from 1853 to 1855.
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.
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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