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Chief Justice Charles E Hughes Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES
Born: April 11, 1862 in Glens Fall, New York
Died: August 27, 1948 in Osterville, Massachusetts
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Hughes (1862-1948) was Governor of New York (1907-1910) when President Taft appointed him Associate Justice. In 1916, Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court having received the Republican nomination for President; he lost to Wilson. President Harding appointed him Secretary of State in 1921, and he remained in that office when Coolidge became President in 1923, staying until 1925. When Chief Justice Taft retired in 1930 because of ill health, President Hoover appointed Hughes as Chief Justice, only the second man reappointed to the Supreme Court (the first was John Rutledge). Hughes served until he retired in 1941. Considered by many to be the greatest Chief Justice since John Marshall, Hughes had a collection of volumes on Lincoln.

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