Charles Evans Hughes facts for kids
Charles Evans Hughes
|11th Chief Justice of the United States|
February 13, 1930 – June 30, 1941
|Nominated by||Herbert Hoover|
|Preceded by||William Howard Taft|
|Succeeded by||Harlan F. Stone|
|44th United States Secretary of State|
March 5, 1921 – March 4, 1925
|President||Warren G. Harding
|Preceded by||Bainbridge Colby|
|Succeeded by||Frank B. Kellogg|
|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
October 10, 1910 – June 10, 1916
|Nominated by||William Howard Taft|
|Preceded by||David Josiah Brewer|
|Succeeded by||John Hessin Clarke|
|36th Governor of New York|
January 1, 1907 – October 6, 1910
|Lieutenant||Lewis Chanler (1907–1909)
Horace White (1909–1910)
|Preceded by||Frank W. Higgins|
|Succeeded by||Horace White|
April 11, 1862|
Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 27, 1948
Osterville, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Antoinette Carter Hughes|
|Alma mater||Madison University,
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Professor, Judge.|
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 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.
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.
- Perkins, Dexter, Charles Evans Hughes and American democratic statesmanship (Boston: Little, Brown, 1956).
- 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)
- Simon, James F., FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal (Simon & Schuster, Forthcoming, February 2012).
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Hughes in Winona, Minnesota during the 1916 presidential campaign campaigning on the Olympian
Charles Evans Hughes House, a National Historic Landmark
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