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Charles HUGHES

(1822-1887)

HUGHES, Charles, a Representative from New York; born in New Orleans, La., February 27, 1822; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Sandy Hill, N.Y.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); clerk of the court of appeals 1860-1862; provost marshal for the sixteenth district of New York in 1862; member of the Governor’s staff and judge advocate general of State militia 1875-1879; member of the State senate in 1878 and 1879; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Sandy Hill, N.Y., August 10, 1887; interment in Union Cemetery, between Fort Edward and Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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