Thomas W. Cumming
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
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||October 13, 1855|
Brooklyn, New York
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||May 19, 1832–February 23, 1841|
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.
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- United States Congress. "Thomas W. Cumming (id: C000981)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Thomas W. Cumming at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 2nd congressional district
James S. T. Stranahan