Edward J. Hughes

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Hughes in Chicago-based newspaper The Broad Ax. November 18, 1922 EdwardHughes1922.PNG
Hughes in Chicago-based newspaper The Broad Ax. November 18, 1922

Edward J. Hughes (July 26, 1888 June 28, 1944) was an American politician.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hughes studied law and then switched to engineering. Hughes served in the Illinois State Senate from 1914 to 1930 as a Democrat. In 1932, Hughes was elected Illinois Secretary of State and served until his death. Hughes died of a heart attack on June 28, 1944, while staying at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. [2] [3]

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References

  1. Taylor, Julius F. (1922-11-18). "The Broad Ax". No. 9. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. 'Illinois Blue Book 1943-1944', Biographical Sketch of Edward J. Hughes, pg. 58
  3. 'E.J. Hughes, Secretary of State, Is Dead', Chicago Tribune, June 29, 1944, pg. 1
Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Illinois Auditor of Public Accounts
1924
Succeeded by
George F. Sehring
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Secretary of State of Illinois
1932, 1936, 1940
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Secretary of State of Illinois
19331944
Succeeded by