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Charles E. Hughes


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1916 Republican President 462516 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Charles Evans Hughes
Born: April 11, 1862 in Glens Falls, New York
Married: Antoinette Carter
Children: Charles Jr. (U.S. Solicitor General, 1929-1930), ???, and Elizabeth Hughes Gossett
Died: August 27, 1948 in Osterville, Massachusetts

1907-1910: Governor of New York
1921-1925: United States Secretary of State
1910-1916: Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
1930-1941: Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court

  • The 1916 Presidential race came down to California, where Governor Hiram Johnson had denied his full support to Hughes (apparently in retaliation for refusing to visit while the two were staying in the same hotel). In the end, California voters favored Wilson by 3,800 votes, and Wilson won reelection.
  • PLACENAME: Charles Evans Hughes Middle School (Home of the "Owls") is located in Long Beach. There also used to be a Charles Evans Hughes Junior High School in Woodland Hills.

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