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ⓘ Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York 1907–1910, Assoc ..




Charles Evans Hughes
                                     

ⓘ 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 1907–1910, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1910–1916, United States Secretary of State 1921–1925, a judge on the Court of International Justice 1928–1930, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States 1930–1941. 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 supporter of Britains 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.

On August 27, 1948, Hughes died in what is now the Tiffany Cottage of the Wianno Club in Osterville, Massachusetts. His remains are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York.

                                     

1. More reading

  • Perkins, Dexter, Charles Evans Hughes and American democratic statesmanship.
  • Simon, James F., FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal.
  • Pusey, Merlo J., Charles Evans Hughes, 2 vol. New York: Macmillan, 1951. the standard scholarly biography
  • Shesol, Jeff. Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. The Supreme Court W.W. Norton, 2010
  • Hall, Kermit L., ed. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-19-505835-6; ISBN 978-0-19-505835-2.
  • Martin, Fenton S. and Goehlert, Robert U., The U.S. Supreme Court: A Bibliography, Congressional Quarterly Books, 1990. ISBN 0-87187-554-3.
                                     

2. Other websites

Media related to Charles Evans Hughes at Wikimedia Commons

  • The Hughes Court at Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • "Charles Evans Hughes, Presidential Contender" from C-SPANs The Contenders
  • Grave of Charles Evans Hughes at Find a Grave