James Frederic HUGHES, Congress, WI (1883-1940)


HUGHES, James Frederic, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., August 7, 1883; attended the public schools and was graduated from West Green Bay High School in 1901; moved to De Pere, Brown County, Wis., in 1901 and was employed as a salesman; member of the De Pere Board of Education 1914-1937; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1928; member of the Democratic State central committee 1920-1924; served as chairman of the eighth Wisconsin Democratic congressional committee 1928-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed his former pursuits as sales manager in De Pere, Wis.; died in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., August 9, 1940; interment in Cady Cemetery, Lawrence, near De Pere, Wis.

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