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Volney B. Cushing

Volney Byron Cushing was born in Winterport, Me., Jan. 31, 1856. He was educated in the common schools of Bangor, Me., in which city he subsequently learned the hatter's trade, working in that place and in Boston. Removing to Iowa in 1878, he studied theology and preached in the Unitarian fellowship, lecturing on general topics in several Western States. Returning to Maine in 1885, he withdrew from the ministry and has since given his entire time to the temperance reform, lecturing in the United States and Canada.  
     In 1888 Mr. Cushing was the Prohibition candidate for governor of Maine, and made a three-months' canvass of the State. In 1890 he was the Prohibition candidate for Congress in the fourth district. He was for several years chairman of the Maine Prohibition State committee, and is now one of the members of the Prohibition National committee from Maine. He was formerly a Republican, is married and has one child, a boy, eight years old. 

-- An Album of Representative Prohibitionists (1895)