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James Anthony HUGHES

(1861-1930)

HUGHES, James Anthony, a Representative from West Virginia; born near Corunna, Ontario, Canada, February 27, 1861; attended the public schools; graduated from Duff’s Business College, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1875; bank messenger; traveling salesman; businessman; member of the Kentucky state house of representatives, 1888-1890; member of the West Virginia state senate, 1894-1898; delegate to all the Republican National Conventions from 1892-1924; postmaster of Huntington, W. Va., 1896-1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1915); chair, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses); chair, Committee on Accounts (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination to the Sixty-fourth Congress in 1914; elected as Republican to the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 2, 1930); died on March 2, 1930, in Marion, Ohio; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.

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

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