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Cushing, Caleb (1800-1879), an American statesman, born at Salisbury in Massachusetts. He was called to the bar in 1821, and was a member of Congress from 1834 to 1843. In 1844 he negotiated the treaty between the United States and China, and, after commanding a regiment in the Mexican war, he was appointed U.S. attorney-general in 1853, retaining the post till 1857. He was U.S. counsel at the Geneva Conference in 1872, and was ambassador to Spain from 1874 to 1877.