Charles Evans Hughes

Politician

1862 – 1948

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Who was Charles Evans Hughes?

Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Secretary of State, a judge on the Court of International Justice, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States. He was the Republican candidate in the 1916 U.S. Presidential election, losing narrowly to Woodrow Wilson.

Hughes was a professor in the 1890s, a staunch supporter of Britain's New Liberalism, an important leader of the progressive movement of the 20th century, a leading diplomat and New York lawyer in the days of Harding and Coolidge, and was known for being a swing voter when dealing with cases related to the New Deal in the 1930s. Historian Clinton Rossiter has hailed him as a leading American conservative.

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Born
Apr 11, 1862
Glens Falls
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Baptists
  • American Baptist Churches USA
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Brown University
  • Columbia Law School
  • Columbia University
  • Colgate University
Lived in
  • Glens Falls
Died
Aug 27, 1948
Osterville
Resting place
Woodlawn Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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