Edward Harvey "Pat" Cushing - Physician

9619 Lake Shore Boulevard

Dr. Edward H. Cushing served on the faculties of Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington D.C.

He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II achieving the rank of Captain.

Dr. Cushing was appointed chief of education in the Veterans Administration department of medicine and surgery. A veteran of both world wars, Dr. Cushing supervised the training of full-time employees in veterans’ hospitals. He also served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for health and medicine.

In December 1944, he received the following decoration: “For meritorious service in connection with the work of the United States of America Typhus Commission. Captain Cushing, the first executive officer of the commission, fell under the responsibilities of administering and directing the commission's work in the early months of 1943. To the contribution which Captain Cushing had made to the planning of the first overseas expedition of the United States of America Typhus Commission, he added personal service of high order in his forceful and tactful administration of the activities of the commission during a difficult period at its first station in the Middle East."

Dr. Edward Harvey “Pat” Cushing was born in Cleveland on March 17, 1898, to Ned and Melanie Cushing. Returning from service in the U.S. Army during World War I, he received an A.B. from Yale University and an M.D. from Harvard University in 1923.

He was married to Betsey Maria Williams, the half-sister of Edward P. Williams who built Brightwood. Pat served on Bratenahl Village Council from 1939 to 1940 when he resigned to enter service in the U. S. Navy.

Pat Cushing died on November 15, 1969, of pneumonia. He is buried in Lake View Cemetery.