Charles Hughes (representative)

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Charles Hughes (February 27, 1822 in New Orleans, Louisiana – August 10, 1887 in Sandy Hill, Washington County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Sandy Hill.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 33rd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1855.

Hughes was Clerk of the New York Court of Appeals from 1860 to 1862, elected at the New York state election, 1859, on the Republican and American tickets, but defeated for re-election at the New York state election, 1862 on the Union ticket.

He also served as provost marshal for the sixteenth district of New York, was a member of the Governor’s staff and Judge Advocate General of the New York State Militia. He was a member of the New York State Senate (12th D.) in 1878 and 1879.

He was buried at the Union Cemetery, between Fort Edward and Sandy Hill.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Russell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

1853–1855
Succeeded by
Edward Dodd
Legal offices
Preceded by
Russell F. Hicks
Clerk of the Court of Appeals
1860–1862
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Tallmadge
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas Coleman
New York State Senate
12th District

1878–1879
Succeeded by
William H. Robertson