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Charles Evans Hughes

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948) US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a ...

Hughes, Charles Evans

Hughes, Charles Evans (1862–1948)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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467 words

...Government, Executive Branch: Department of State ; Foreign Relations ; New Deal Era, The ; Progressive Era . Merlo J. Pusey , Charles Evans Hughes , 2 vols., 1951. Betty Glad , Charles Evans Hughes and the Illusions of Innocence , 1966. Robert F. Wesser , Charles Evans Hughes: Politics and Reform in New York, 1905–1910 , 1967. David J. Danelski and Joseph S. Tulchin , eds., The Autobiographical Notes of Charles Evans Hughes , 1973. Gary B....

Hughes, Charles Evans

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Mari J. Matsuda

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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Law
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1,369 words

..., Charles Evans (b. Glen Falls, N.Y., 11 Apr. 1862 ; d. Cape Cod, Mass., 27 Aug. 1948 ; interred Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.), associate justice, 1910–1916 , chief justice, 1930–1941 . It was said of Charles Evans Hughes that no one ever slapped him on the back and called him Charlie. The stern, hardworking, religious Hughes was known for intelligence and integrity rather than conviviality. Hughes's father, David Charles Hughes, emigrated to the United States from Wales and became a preacher. A Methodist, he converted to the Baptist church to marry...

Hughes, Charles Evans

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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Law
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534 words

...turbulent period in the history of the Court and the nation. Samuel Hendel , Charles Evans Hughes and the Supreme Court , 1951. Merlo Pusey , Charles Evans Hughes , 2 vols., 1951. Kermit L....

Hughes, Charles Evans

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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2002
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Social sciences, Politics
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586 words

...chief justice Feb. 13, 1930 , by a 52–26 vote; retired July 1, 1941 • Died: Aug. 27, 1948 , Cape Cod, Mass. Charles Evans Hughes served two terms on the Supreme Court, first as an associate justice ( 1910–16 ) and then as the chief justice ( 1930–41 ). He resigned from his first Court term to become the Republican party candidate for President. He lost to his Democratic party opponent, President Woodrow Wilson, by only 23 electoral votes. Hughes served two Republican Presidents, Harding and Coolidge, as secretary of state. In this role, he negotiated...

Hughes, Charles Evans

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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..., Charles Evans (b. Glen Falls, New York , 11 Apr. 1862 ; d. Osterville, Massachusetts , 27 Aug. 1948 ) US ; Governor of New York 1906–10 , Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was educated at Brown University and Columbia Law School, from which he graduated in 1884 . He served as a legal counsel for New York in investigations of insurance firms and utility industries in the state. In 1906 he was elected Governor of New York and re-elected in 1908 . In this post he established a Public Service...

Hughes, Charles Evans

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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357 words

...Hughes, Charles Evans (b. Glen Falls, New York , 11 Apr. 1862 ; d. Osterville, Massachusetts , 27 Aug. 1948 ) Governor of New York 1906–10 , Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court 1930–41 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was educated at Brown University and Columbia Law School, from which he graduated in 1884 . He served as a legal counsel for New York in investigations of insurance firms and utility industries in the state. In 1906 he was elected Governor of New York and re-elected in 1908 . In this post he established a Public Service...

Charles Evans Hughes

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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2008
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Quotations
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72 words

...Charles Evans Hughes 1862 – 1948 The Constitution is what the judges say it is. Hughes later had to protest the use of the quotable comment to suggest that constitutional law is a matter of caprice. In the 1907 speech he was speaking of the dignity of the courts: “The judiciary is the safeguard of our liberty and of our property under the Constitution,” he said speech, Elmira, N.Y., May 3,...

Charles Evans Hughes Jr.

Charles Evans Hughes Jr. (1889–1950)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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...Charles Evans Hughes Jr. 1889 – 1950 The president cannot be disturbed. Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican candidate for president, retired on election night in the belief that he had won. A New York reporter called after midnight to tell him that, unexpectedly, the California vote looked close. Someone, evidently Hughes's son, put off the reporter as quoted above. “Well, when he wakes up,” the reporter advised, “just tell him he isn't president.” That was a guess, but a good one. Hughes did indeed lose to incumbent Woodrow Wilson Nov. 1916...

Hughes, Charles Evans

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes  

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948)US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was ...
Welsh Local and Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...of a wide range of buildings and settlements , including hill forts , castles , platform houses, monastic granges , deserted villages , gentry houses, farmhouses, and cottages . Other publications include P. Smith , The Houses of the Welsh Countryside ( 1975 ), Stephen Hughes , Copperopolis: Landscapes of the Early Industrial Period in Swansea ( 2005 ), and Richard Suggett , Houses and History in the March of Wales, Radnorshire 1400–1800 ( 2005 ). By a royal warrant of 1992 the Commission was empowered to survey, record, publish, and maintain a...

National Labor Party, Australia

National Labor Party, Australia  

A short‐lived political party formed on 14 November 1916 after the expulsion of Hughes and his supporters from the Australian Labor Party over their support for conscription in World War I. It merged ...
Gold Clause Cases

Gold Clause Cases  

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(1935), common collective name for three companion cases of the New Deal era: Norman v. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., 294 U.S. 240; Nortz v. United States, 294 U.S. 317; and Perry v. United States, ...
Nationalist Party

Nationalist Party  

With the official title of Australian National Federation, it was a conservative party formed in February 1917 by a merger between the National Labor Party and the Liberal Party. Emphasizing its ...
Footnote Four

Footnote Four  

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(of United States v. Carolene Products Co.), 304 U.S. 144 (1938), Carolene Products case argued 6 April 1938, decided 25 April 1938; Stone for himself, Hughes, Brandeis, and Roberts, Cardozo ...
Frank, Leo, Case Of

Frank, Leo, Case Of  

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The Leo Frank case, known formally as Frank v. Mangum (1915), concerned the heinous murder of a thirteen-year-old girl, the conviction of a man based on circumstantial evidence, and a ...
Architecture of the Supreme Court Building

Architecture of the Supreme Court Building  

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Chief Justice William Howard Taft liked to think of the Constitution as the “Ark of the Covenant,” and the judiciary as a priestly class guarding its sacred principles. When Taft ...
John Johnston Parker

John Johnston Parker  

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(b. Monroe, N.C., 20 Nov. 1885; d. Washington, D.C., 17 Mar. 1958), federal appellate judge and unconfirmed nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. After practicing law for several years in ...
Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell

Home Building and Loan Association v. Blaisdell  

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290 U.S. 398 (1934), argued 8 and 9 Nov. 1933, decided 8 June 1934 by vote of 5 to 4; Hughes for the Court, Sutherland, Butler, McReynolds, and Van Devanter in dissent. The Court's decision in Home ...
Stromberg v. California

Stromberg v. California  

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• 283 U.S. 359 (1931)• Vote: 7–2• For the Court: Hughes• Dissenting: Butler and McReynolds• 283 U.S. 359 (1931)• Vote: 7–2• For the Court: Hughes• Dissenting: Butler and McReynolds[...]

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