Biography and Timeline
Born in Bridgewater, MA, 31 January 1881 to Darius and Jane Cushman. As a young boy, Cushman loved nature and baseball.
Education and Family
Received his bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. Married Alice Wilson (1903) and had three children. Widowed 1912; remarried 1913.
Cushman worked as a curator with the Boston Society of Natural History before turning his attention to forams and oil exploration.
Sharon (MA) Laboratory
Sharon laboratory, the center of foraminiferal research in the early part of the twentieth century, trained a generation of researchers.
Upon his death, Cushman bequeathed his scientific collection to the Smithsonian.
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