Caleb Cushing - People - Department History
Caleb Cushing (1800–1879)
States of Residence: Massachusetts, Virginia
- Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (China)
Appointed: May 8, 1843
Presentation of Credentials: About June 12, 1844
Termination of Mission: Left Macao August 27, 1844
- Commissioned to China. Cushing was issued two separate commissions during a recess of the Senate, one as Commissioner and one as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. When Cushing was recommissioned on June 17, 1844, it was as Commissioner only.
- Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Spain)
Appointed: January 6, 1874
Presentation of Credentials: May 30, 1874
Termination of Mission: Left post on April 9, 1877
- Presented new credentials on March 10, 1875, after the restoration of the monarchy.