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James Madison HUGHES

(1809-1861)

HUGHES, James Madison, a Representative from Missouri; born in Bourbon County, Ky., April 7, 1809; received a liberal schooling; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Liberty, Clay County, Mo.; also engaged in mercantile pursuits in Liberty; member of the State house of representatives in 1839; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1855 and engaged in the banking business; died in Jefferson City, Mo., on February 26, 1861; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

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

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