Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Father of a Future Governor of New York

The Reverend Dr. David Charles Hughes was born on June 24, 1832 and died on December 15, 1909. He was a reverend in Scranton in the early 1890's and served on the Scranton Public Library Board of Directors, but he was also known as a father of a very important and well-known man in politics.  D.C Hughes had one child; Charles Evans Hughes who served as a Governor of New York from 1906-1910. D.C Hughes actually passed away in the Governor's Mansion while his son was governor of New York, according to an article published in the New York Times on December 16, 1909.

Charles Evans Hughes, besides serving as Governor of New York would also become an Associate Judge of the United States Supreme Court serving from 1910-1916.  He ran for President of the United States, but lost to Woodrow Wilson, was a Secretary of State (1921-1925), and then became a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1930.

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